Apex Scotland’s industrial cleaning and waste removal social enterprise All Cleaned Up was able to use its hazardous waste removal expertise to deal with the safe disposal of some sodium cyanide canisters following an incident on the Isle of Lewis.
The successful Apex Inclusion Unit model was cited in the Scotland on Sunday as a positive and effective approach to tackling the problem of unruly school pupils in an article published on 4 November 2012.
Apex Stranraer Personal Development Mentor, Callum Gibson, has been recognised as a Community Jobs Scotland success story as Youth Employment minister Angela Constance MSP announced funding for 400 additional places on the Scottish Government’s job creation scheme.
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Staff and clients of Apex Stranraer were delighted to receive a donation from Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership’s (DGHP) Community Pride Fund for their Moving In project which aims to help homeless people when they get their first tenancy. Moving In involves making up packs of basic household items that anyone would consider necessary for starting life in a new home.
Ex offenders are being offered a second chance through a partnership between Apex Scotland and the River Annan Trust.
Pupils from Lochgelly and Dunfermline High School’s Inclusion Units joined forces at the recent Scottish Learning Festival to spread the word about the work that Apex does in their schools and how it has impacted on them.
Pupils from Dunfermline High School Inclusion Unit joined forces with staff from ASDA recently to tidy-up a local Dunfermline beauty spot.
Dance Music Initiative, or D.M.I, is a contemporary and innovative group for the U-Turn 16-25 year old clients in Stranraer. The project offers a unique way to engage with young people through a medium they are passionate about. Basic audio production and turntable skills are at the forefront of the programme, but issues such as drug and alcohol awareness, and sexual health are also addressed, heightening awareness and reducing risk. Participants also obtain a holistic view of the music scene and the opportunities it offers to engage and inspire them to a positive future.
This year’s Apex Scotland Annual Lecture will be delivered by Jeane Freeman OBE and is scheduled to take place at 6.30pm on 4 September 2012 in the Signet Library, Edinburgh.