Our autumn programme focused on providing activities for learning skills in nutrition for all ages with adults healthy cooking classes and our Good Food For Little One’s workshops for parents with children under 3, Seated yoga classes for adults, onsite chair massage popup sessions, our consistently popular BuggyGym exercise sessions, Woolly Wonders knitting group, weekly walking group who went on some day trips to art galleries and we began delivering digital support sessions for people with Ipad devices we were awarded from Connecting Scotland in September 2021.

We have also provided a variety of wellbeing workshops in subjects including Food & Mood, Vitamin D, and Smoothie making for boosting nutrition.  We have also brought people together at the Broomhouse Street Party in October 2021 and our community meals with creative activities.  In December we delivered Winter Wellbeing Gift Bags to our service users and people we are aware of who is presently experiencing anxiety at returning to in-person activities due to the impact of COVID.  This outreach during a commonly challenging winter period is important for us to do and helps us to support people to feel less social isolation.  The bags contained: cozy socks, relaxation sprays, teas, hot chocolate, biscuits, hand creams, and cards.  We are about to introduce people to Yoga For Sleep in a free 5-week course on insomnia and sleep recovery which we identify as a need in the local community.  We are collaborating with partners to deliver community meals, and celebrating our volunteers in the forthcoming Volunteers Week in June – we have 15 active volunteers who provide wonderful support and skills that we are incredibly appreciative of as our work continues to grow.  Our digital support sessions are blossoming, and this Spring we will extend this out to more people who have approached us to seek support to learn how to use their dormant digital devices.  We have already started to create digital buddy friendships in our quest to boost device literacy and confidence.  We are about to end our busy year with a new free course in Yoga For Sleep this month that focuses on helping people experiencing insomnia and challenges in getting a night of restorative sleep.  Our holistic approach to well-being in the community is a key part of our operations and we look forward to expanding and exploring this more.  Your funding enables our charity to continue to bring people together to improve their individual wellbeing, increase confidence and form social connections.