Link with Partners
SEAL aim to reduce inequalities and ensure equal access to a healthy lifestyle for all residents in the South of Glasgow. We take a holistic approach to activities that improve health at the grass roots level. We take a community development approach and work in partnership with other agencies and link into wider health strategies.
SEAL have over 20 years experience in successfully targeting men and women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and social groups with an array of healthy lifestyle services and activities. The project main funders are NHS CHCP in south Glasgow, People and Communities Fund, Glasgow City Council Integrated Grant Fund and a variety of other funders.
What We Can Deliver
We work with partners and forums to deliver at least 10 bespoke health events per year. Ongoing, we hold regular community activities including 32 weaning fayres, walking groups, alternative therapies, and open day health events. Our award winning Fruit Barras alone reach 400 people per year, 7 per week in various venues.. In December 2014 we will reach 600 young children over four days, in partnership with Bookbug and CHCP and other groups providing fruit cups, information and Christmas entertainment. The Gorbals Summer Fair is held on the first Saturday in June each year at St.Francis Centre. About 30 local groups, projects and take part in planning this huge community family event.
SEALs many and varied activities and events have reached many people within their own communities. This it building long term knowledge and benefits people through access to fresh fruit and vegetables at cost prices, cookery classes, Drama workshops and plays, food demos, Winning for Women, Health Issues in the Community, walking groups, 32 weaning fairs, Girls on the Go, alcohol awareness, domestic abuse, stress management, addictions, families in recovery, vulnerable and isolated women, physical activities, and confidence building.
The SEAL board have over 25 years experience in working with the community. Both the Manager and Deputy Manager have degree qualifications Community Development and Education (2004) and over 18 years grass roots experience. SEAL provides a high level of quality management to it’s large pool of sessional staff, therapists and committed volunteers with ongoing project plans and reviews.
SEAL is an active participant in the following Forums concerned with improving the healthy Lifestyle of those living in Glasgow South.
Gorbals Thriving Places
Food Action South (F.A.S.)
South East Voluntary Sector Network (S.E.V.S.N) visit website www.sevsn.co.uk
South Addictions Partnership (S.A.P)
South East Glasgow Tobacco Alliance (S.E.T.A)
Recent Funding Partners
We are delighted to have worked with and be supported by the following organisations;
Henry Smith Charity for Fruit Barras
GRAND 2012 (Get Real About Alcohol n’ Drugs) for raising awareness of addition issues among women in the community through drama and workshops. You can see the video of ‘Bernie’s Holiday’ here link to video
Community Food and Health for healthy eating classes