Diving for Pearls is a participatory, multi-media project that we are delivering over the next year with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Inspired by Clive Langer and Elvis Costello’s song Shipbuilding, it will explore the cultural, social and economic impact of the shipbuilding industry on the population of Govan by focusing on and bringing together people with migrant histories: from the descendants of Highland and Irish settlers to the more recent arrivals from Europe, and refugees from around the world. Read more
Every Wednesday at the Pearce Institute in central Govan, people come to the drop-in to meet friends and have a chat, take part in art activities, or for information, advice and support. We can help with job application forms, housing or benefits issues, reporting of crime, and lots more. There is always a free meal, and asylum seekers and refugees with no income can pick up food parcels. The drop-in runs from 12:30 - 2:30pm. The Pearce Institute is at 840 Govan Road (map) near the underground. Contact Isabel for more information
Our not-for-profit social enterprise, established to provide a quality, affordable service with community values. The enterprise is run for the benefit of the community – not for profit. VoiceOver is about making quality interpreting more widely available, supporting integration, tackling inequality, and building stronger, united communities. All surplus income generated by this enterprise goes straight back into our community work, and this year we are funding five refugee interpeters to study for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI). Read more
Ceylan and Robert have joined us on Community Jobs Fund placements. Robert just started on Monday but Ceylan has been with us for a week now, long enough to be put to work in the flat and at our drop-ins.
We're excited to have them with us and wish our departing CJS workers Jay and Nicole all the best in what they move onto!
Through public donations, the Network distributes food and other essential items to people in the Govan and Craigton area who have no access to housing, employment or benefits, mostly people who have been refused asylum.
The Tarfside Community Flat at Tarfside Oval, Cardonald, is a resource for all local residents. GCIN runs two drop-ins each week: on Mondays and Thursdays, 11am - 2pm. People call in for conversation, arts and crafts activities, a free lunch, to use the computers or access information and advice, and to meet other people living in the area.
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Tarfside Flat - Mondays and Thursdays 11am - 2pm
Tarfside Flat - Mondays (term time only) & Thursdays 9:30am-11:30pm
Govan Campus - Thursdays 6pm-7pm
Kinning Park Complex
Saturdays 4pm - 6pm
Pearce Institute - Wednesdays 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Tarfside Flat - Fridays 12:00 - 2pm