Bellsmyre Community Advice Centre

Bellsmyre Advice Centre

Bellsmyre Community Advice Centre was established in 2005 following a year of development work by the Community of Bellsmyre supported by Bellsmyre Housing Association and Community Links Scotland. Initial funding was secured to acquire a local derelict shop, which now houses the Centre, and provides a wide range of services to the community to try and improve local provision. Following acquisition, the shop was refurbished by Bellsmyre Housing Association and transformed into the Centre that exists today. During the past five years the Centre has delivered numerous different training courses, services and support mechanisms to get local people to take up new services.

The Centre has multiple functions including youth services, PC and internet access, a welfare benefits advisor, meeting space, numerous groups, local councillor surgeries, community meetings and outreach events.

The Centre is funded by the Gannochy and Robertson Trusts as well as Scottish Government and Bellsmyre Housing Association. The small amount of funding provided allows the Centre to deliver a youth work service for around 300 young people each year as well as providing a whole host of activities, events, training, gala days, outreach provision, midnight football league and residential weekends.