Charity registered in Scotland SC043914
The Trust was set up in 2013, from an initiative by the Community Council, and undertakes a range of activity in the villages of West Calder and Harburn. Our aim is to become the ‘anchor’ organisation for the area.
West Calder and Harburn Community Development Trust was constituted in 2013 by the people of our community here in West Lothian. Our aims and objectives are to improve the place we live in, the quality of life in that place and the opportunities available to the people who live there. We have delivered a wide range of projects and initiatives - from the physical (paths, signage and skateparks); the social (community events, newsletters, cafe); the cultural (exhibitions, celebrations) and supportive (counselling, peer support, volunteering for health) – and we do so in a spirit of partnership and cooperation.
The Trust has had an emphasis on supporting the mental and physical health and wellbeing of the local community for several years and right now that is a priority aim. We are delighted to be able to be recruiting for someone to join our small and friendly team to lead in taking this aspect of our work forward.
We are looking to employ a motivated, capable and self-reliant individual to develop and implement the next stage of our “Good Connections” community wellbeing support service. This initiative utilises a social prescribing and asset based model to support adults over 16 years old with common and long term conditions and/or social care and wellbeing needs to become involved in community activities.