“When communities are well organised, inclusive, influential and cohesive they create a positive environment for people to enjoy a good quality of life”
Scottish Community Development Centre
Healthy n Happy is the community development trust for Cambuslang and Rutherglen, a diverse urban area affected by deprivation and inequality. Our key purpose is tackling disadvantage, improving lives and communities so they are thriving, resilient and healthy. We are a community owned organisation, governed by local people and steered by local priorities.
Within Healthy n Happy is the Transforming Communities Team. We support local residents to be actively involved, take the lead and use their influence to help improve life in their community. We talk to people about what their priorities are for improving their neighbourhood and work with them so they can help make the area they live in better for all.
Our approach incorporates consultation, engagement, involvement, visioning / action planning, assets and skills mapping, creating connections and capacity building to local communities are enabled to take action on the priorities they care about and affect positive change.
We follow a simple process of UNDERSTAND (what’s happening in your area); IMAGINE (what you want for your neighbourhood); and CREATE (working together to make your plans a reality).
This CamGlen Communities website contains information, resources and tools for each community we work with and there are individual facebook pages for each community so you can keep up to date with all the latest news, activities and events!
Our communities work has been supported by the following funders: