Staff at Apex Forth Valley are encouraging local women to take advantage of the exciting WOW programme that focuses on self confidence, health and wellbeing. They also offer an excellent Lifeskills programme for 16-18 year olds that develops social and employability skills.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill was on hand to formally launch Apex Scotland’s social enterprise business All Cleaned Up on 19 June. All Cleaned Up is an industrial cleaning and waste disposal company that has its premises in Sandport Place, Leith.
Apex Dumfries has produced another excellent newsletter detailing the activities the staff and service users have been involved in over the last couple of months
A team of staff and service users from Apex Highland were happy to join forces with horticultural staff from High Life Highland and Inverness Floral Hall to help with landscaping and to install a life-sized sculpted memorial tree for bereaved parents. The Tree of Tranquility is designed to display bronze leaves that commemorate the short lives of babies that have died and help bring some solace to the parents.
Staff and pupils from Apex Scotland’s Dunfermline High School Inclusion Unit were thrilled that the successful results of their efforts to reduce exclusion numbers in the school was recognised and broadcast by the BBC’s One Show on Tuesday 29 May.
The photograph above shows Apex Highland Service Development Manager Alistair McDonald (on the left) receiving the Healthy Working Lives Award from Steve Bell, Strategic Director from the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives, with Apex Personal Development Mentor Katrina Beattie looking on.
An Easter Tearoom was held at Apex in Stranraer recently to raise funds for the Moving In project which provides Home Packs of essential basic home wares to people moving into homeless accommodation in the area.
Apex Dumfries U Turn Group Volunteers have continued to work in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) since the summer of 2011.
The Scottish Government’s Permanent Secretary, Sir Peter Housden joined staff and service users of Apex Scotland at the Clackmannanshire Council Greenfield Café in Alloa on the 3rd May 2012 and saw first hand how this successful partnership was making a significant difference to the lives of the Apex clients and the service users from the Council’s Adult Day Services who worked there.
Representatives from the Scottish Government joined the senior management teams of Apex Scotland and Dunfermline High to launch a very positive evaluation of the Dunfermline High School Inclusion Unit on 26 April 2012.