KINGSWAY COURT HEALTH & WELLBEING CENTRE
Registered Scottish Charity No: SC030788
Company Registration No: 375922
As a local resident and having used the services of Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing
Centre, I was really impressed with help I received and decided I wanted to help others
who are or have been in the same situation as myself, so I joined the Board of
Directors. I see the Centre as an integral part of community life, and alongside the staff
and other directors, I continue to help our community become a community living in
harmony and focusing on their own health and wellbeing.
Our health & wellbeing is affected by many factors, housing, employment, physical
health and environment to mention but a few, and I felt if I could do anything to help
improve things, then it had to be worth a try. Plus, I like to be involved in the
community and at the ‘hub’ of getting things done.
Being a local resident with a passion to see my community grow and thrive, I was
delighted when the Centre opened in 2002, and joined immediately. I have a
particular passion for the elderly in our community and wanted to ensure there are
activities and services available to them, I now run a very successful weekly pensioners
drop-in and lunch club.
Having been involved with the Centre as part of Kingslink Carnival and Kingsway Eye
Film-making Group over the last few years, I came to realise that the onus is on us,
local people who live in the community to make change happen, and improve our
environment and ultimately our health and wellbeing. With this in mind, I took the
decision to become an active member of Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre, as
I feel it is an integral part of the community and an excellent ‘tool’ to help local people
make change for the better happen
Our community is made up from people from many cultures and walks of life, I got
very angry and frustrated when I witnessed the way the Home Office was treating our
Asylum Seekers, so along with some other local residents, I set up Kingsway Amnesty
Group to oppose the way people were being treated and ultimately it resulted in dawn
raids being abolished and people being treated in a more humane way. I continue to
be part of the Centre, which I see as the ‘heart of this community’ to help aid
integration in any way I can.