With the ethos of strengthening the community resilience through peer support and joint learning, Govanhill Baths Community Trust has been actively engaging with the Somali Association in Glasgow, the Friends of Romano Lav and the local Irish community to strengthen their organisations during the pandemic.

We have secured Wellbeing funding which is being used by the organisations towards hiring and training community workers, drivers and activity facilitators, as well as covering the costs for volunteer expenses, the distribution of food and Mother and Toddler packs. Their community workers are developing, together with our Learning and Outreach officer, fun and educational activity packs that the whole family can enjoy. Irish residents have now access to a befriending and signposting program.

We are also developing a series of training sessions on how to engage the community through virtual platforms, building on and sharing the successful experiences we’ve had so far. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about this initiative: email community@govanhillbaths.com