The final two free online community training resources being provided as part of Cumbernauld CAN (Community Anchor Network) to support citizens and organisations across Greater Cumbernauld during the recovery phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are being made available as of today.
This means that six home learning capacity building presentations have now been released by Cornerstone House Centre since October 2021, each with a different focus to assist individuals and neighbourhoods in developing skills, knowledge and understanding to help society progress from lockdown back to normal life over the coming period.
The latest two of these are courses entitled Who’s Who: Adapted and New Support Services For COVID Times and Virtual Support: Responding to COVID Social and Self Isolation. These can be emailed to local people and groups as of today upon request, with sample content available by clicking on the highlighted links.
The learning objectives of Who’s Who: Adapted and New Support Services For COVID Times include to understand the reasons why many services have changed drastically as a result of the pandemic, to recognise how existing service providers have had to adapt, to discover new local support activities and to know how to access services in the Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Northern Corridor area.
Meanwhile, Virtual Support: Responding to COVID Social and Self Isolation intends to increase understanding of the practical impacts of coronavirus on needy neighbours, to expand ideas about being ‘vulnerable’ and to raise awareness of the strengths and limitations of ‘virtual support’.
This follows on from the publication of four other course presentations entitled Unprecedented: Adapting Voluntary Action During COVID Conditions, Zooming in on Meetings: Managing Groups Remotely, Learning From COVID: What The Pandemic Has Taught Us and Healthy Scepticism: Respecting Diverse Responses to COVID. These have already been accessed by several citizens, voluntary sector organisations and public sector agencies across Greater Cumbernauld.
The new training resources are the latest in a line of innovations initiated by Cornerstone House Centre aimed to positively influencing the local area’s pandemic recovery.
One such example is the organisation’s successful delivered Cumbernauld CHaT (Community Help and Talk) Service over the past two years. This has helped citizens facing a range of different circumstances and problems, including those experiencing stress, depression or low mood because of the pandemic or its impacts.
Moreover, an extensive Community Impact Survey gathering views, opinions and experiences of living through coronavirus was facilitated with a view to helping understand how the COVID-19 crisis has affected people, communities and organisations in the local area.
An analysis of data collected through this is being used to provide vital public feedback to key agencies which are responsible for community services and pandemic recovery, including Scottish Government, North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire, Police Scotland, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), New College Lanarkshire, voluntary sector organisations and businesses.
During 2021-22, Cornerstone House Centre, in its role as an experienced Community Anchor Organisation for the Greater Cumbernauld area, also led on an influential COVID-19-response local partnership project entitled Cumbernauld Bridging Forward. This involved the not-for-profit organisations Cumbernauld Community Forum and Cumbernauld Poverty Action.
To receive access to Who’s Who: Adapted and New Support Services For COVID Times and Virtual Support: Responding to COVID Social and Self Isolation, please contact Cornerstone House Centre on 01236 739220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.