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The Scottish Football Association - West Region

The Scottish FA West Region works within over all One National Plan strategy for Scottish non-professional football with the aim to grow the game across the country in both scale and diversity, develop talent and provide social benefits – all with the ultimate goal of delivering Football for All.

Building on the successes of the 2005 Youth Action Plan and the 2011 One National Plan, the 2017-2020 One National Plan provides the framework for everyone within Scottish football to establish safe, friendly and nurturing environments to promote enjoyment of the game and foster healthy lifestyles.

It sets an ambitious target of enlisting ten percent of Scotland's population to become involved within Scottish Football in some form by 2026. To achieve this, it sets out four objectives, each with measurable targets:

  • Participation: growing the scale and diversity of football across Scotland;
  • Education: developing the capacity and capability of volunteers and the coaching workforce to support the growth and development of our game;
  • Club Services: enabling all Scottish clubs to grow, develop and reach their full potential;
  • Attractive Game: creating a culture and environment that attracts, retains and develops players, coaches and officials from across all communities.

One of the plan's biggest successes thus far has been the creation of the Quality Mark Awards, designed to serve as an opportunity to raise the standards of community clubs – to inspire them and help them to strive to better serve both their members and the wider community.

At the start of 2016 the Awards reached the milestone of 500 clubs, more than 40 of which are Legacy clubs, the highest Quality Mark level achievable. The Legacy award is designed to inspire clubs to be more than just football clubs, but to use the game as a platform to spur positive social change within their local community.

Some of the additional successes of the previous plans have included the establishment of football regions within Scotland, each with their own designated Regional Manager and staff; the creation of the National Player Pathway; and the appointment of both Scottish FA Equality Officers and Girls and Womens Officers.

Contact 0141 840 5257 or west@scottishfa.co.uk for more information 

Shelter Scotland - Foundations First

Foundations First works with children (0-18 years) and their families in Renfrewshire who are caught in this cycle and helps them to break away from a life of homelessness and poverty.

We can help families who are:

  • Living in poor conditions or in an overcrowded property
  • Experiencing debt, money and benefit issues
  • Under threat of eviction
  • Living with domestic abuse
  • Affected by offending behaviour
  • Experiencing mental or physical health issues
  • Experiencing drug and alcohol issues 

Requiring short term support such as:

  • Registering with a GP or dentist
  • Advocacy at meetings
  • Support to attend appointments etc.

Contact 0344 515 1884 or foundationsfirst@shelter.org.uk

Renfrewshire Access Panel

  • Access audits
  • Advice and information on benefits and welfare reform
  • Disability equality training
  • Disability awareness training
  • Access audit training
  • Basic computer skills training
  • Health, heart and chest pain training
  • Advice on aids and adaptions
  • Advice on accessibility

Contact 0141 889 7377 or renfrewshireaccesspanel@hotmail.com for more information

Capability Scotland 

Capability Scotland Employment Services seek to obtain and sustain employment for local disabled people. We do this by:

  • Providing 1-2-1 job search support
  • Signposting customers to relevant support services and training providers
  • Offering Benefit and income maximisation advice
  • Engaging with local employers and offering grants where applicable.
  • In Work Support to enable customers to progress within their employment.
  • Health and Safety advice and Equality Act guidance to customers and employers.
  • Assistance with travel costs and work clothing for customers where applicable.

Contact 0141 465 2531 or visit www.capability-scotland.org.uk

West College Scotland

Providing certificated learning opportunities to adults at beginners levels within a friendly, community environment. Courses include

  • Computing and IT Office Skills
  • Confidence Building and Wellbeing
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Care and Childcare

Contact 0141 842 1015 or kathleen.brown@wcs.ac.uk for more information

Prince's Trust

  • Open to all unemployed between 16-25 years
  • 12 week course to develop confidence and motivation
  • Learn team-working skills
  • Take part in residential trips
  • Gain qualifications

Contact 07881 783790 or jacqueline.shirley@wcs.ac.uk for more information. 



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Engage Hub

Our office in Paisley is a hub for local and national organisations including Shelter Scotland, West College Scotland, Prince's Trust, Renfrewshire Access Panel, Capability Scotland and the Scottish Football Association.

A fully equipped meeting room is available for hire with discounted rates given to members. 

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