Isaro Social Integration Network provides a regular Drop In service to provide information, guidance and support to individual service users from the West Dunbartonshire community.
The main aims of the drop in are:
- To reach out and establish a network among Ethnic Minority individuals and groups.
- To assess their needs and provide them with relevant information regarding social issues such as housing, health, education, employment, citizenship etc.
- To signpost and make referrals to other services and agencies such as Community Learning Development for English classes and other relevant life skills training.
- To facilitate the involvement of Ethnic Minorities in community life by encouraging participation in local public consultations carried out by the West Dunbartonshire Council, the Police or other institutions.
Children and Young People
Isaro Social Integration Network organises various weekly and one-off activities for children and young people such as workshops, social events, educational trips, arts and sport activities to promote education and employment, encourage greater wellbeing and to nurture the development of new and existing friendships.
We run our Creative Kidz Club offering activities such as arts & crafts, sports and educational trips.
Isaro Social Integration Network facilitates women groups from all backgrounds to give them the opportunity to make new friends and participate in various community events. The groups also offer the chance for women to learn and develop new skills by taking part in short-term courses and workshops.
Community Learning & Development
Isaro Social Integration Network organises training and workshops in response to the needs in terms of skills and knowledge identified during the drop-in.Topics include health and wellbeing, environment, Information and Technology, English for Speakers of Other Languages and many more.
Multicultural Events and Heritage Sharing
Throughout the year, Isaro Social Integration Network organise a variety of cultural events to provide participants from Ethnic Minorities with the opportunity to experience and enhance their understanding of Scottish heritage and share their own cultures with the whole community. These events are effective in providing a space to bring together Ethnic Minorities with the rest of the community, helping to combat isolation and improve social integration and community cohesion.