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.
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.