Our Place, Our Families - Renfrewshire
Our Place, Our Families (OPOF) aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities of Renfrew West through health and wellbeing activities and parenting support advice. Servives include parenting classes, family fun days, sports and play for children, job searches and assistance with CVs.
The group firmly believes in engaging with their local communities and evaluating their delivery to ensure the service they provide best reflects the needs of their communities. OPOF attends and participate in Community Planning events to ensure the community's voice is heard across all levels with public, third sector and independent organisations.
So far OPOF has managed to secure suitable premises in Renfrew, providing space to enable people from the community to use its services. Drop-in sessions in these premises have been a success and have done much to raise the visibility of the organisation and the trust of the local community.
In addition to three employees, 50 volunteers have been recruited and have received training in a variety of areas. These volunteers play an important role in the organising and successful delivery of its services.