Curnie Clubs is a National Lottery Funded project provided by FASS. Curnie Clubs helps people deal with isolation and loneliness.
"At the heart of Curnie Clubs we listen, appreciate and nurture".
Curnie Clubs is a microcosm of society reflecting all of the stresses and issues that modern life brings. Club Members can recount a variety of unique paths that led them to personal difficulties and painful isolation.
"My confidence and self-esteem have increased significantly and I have made new friends and reconnected with old ones. I had a great time a good laugh and learned a lot. My outlook is more positive with more motivation".
Members benefit from professional therapeutic group work that allows natural attributes, skills and abilities to emerge and be recognised. Members become self-sufficient and self-sustaining, enjoying personal development through peer support and new found friendships. They achieve in ways they had not envisaged they could.
"From feelings of low worth, to actively building communities is a journey made possible through friendship and respect".
Club projects are chosen by Members. Recent ones have included art and aromatherapy groups, gym and swim groups and raising money for a variety of charities. Members use their burgeoning confidence and social skills to organise and execute each package of activities required to make this work. This means that those who were isolated are now communicating with others and building lasting relationships.
Funding for Curnie Clubs continues until September 2018.