Communities Together at Bellshill & Mossend YMCA
Updated: Jan 27
Communities Together is changing - and we need your support more than ever.
During the peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic we supported the needs of vulnerable people across Bellshill, Mossend and Holytown and the Thorniewood Areas of North Lanarkshire.
Hundreds of people and some animals too have benefitted from thousands of food parcels and our shopping and prescription delivery service. Not only that, they’ve all received calls from our dedicated follow up team and many people have been supported with new job opportunities, support with their energy bills and ensuring they are getting all the support they are entitled to. But our service has to change, since March, Jordan has served as our Chair and I have been proud to serve as the Vice Chair of Communities Together. We’ve recognised that our communities need support not just during coronavirus but into the future. So we have been working with a wide range of partners to make that happen.
Therefore, we're pleased to announce that our partners and friends at YMCA Bellshill and Mossend and Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre have agreed to take Communities Together forward into the future. Ann-Marie Treacy, Chief Executive of the Bellshill and Mossend YMCA and Irene Gibson, Manager of the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre will work with their teams to lead that support. COVID 19 has changed the way we all work. For the YMCA it has meant a significant new approach and I have been absolutely delighted to be the host venue for Communities Together. Working alongside Irene from ONC, we are excited about the potential we have to continue to make a real difference to local people and ensure that everyone who needs support, continues to get it. Not only that, as the Manager of Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, I know how important local partners are to our work. And as key local partners, we will want to work with all in our community to ensure we cover the areas as much as we can and work in real partnership with those around us.
Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers will be well placed to support the community now and into the future. Communities Together has been a real success and we can’t wait for its next chapter.