Port an Eas, Isle of Islay, Argyll

ABOUT

The Community Bureau SCIO is an umbrella organisation supporting a range of innovative projects and social enterprises designed to meet the needs of the community."

"I enjoyed speaking with Connor and would love to meet him again and find out about his progress in the Royal Auxiliary

Ken (aged 85) on talking to pupils at a local school

Our mission is simple.  We bring people together, supporting people to connect, become engaged and involved and to lead a better quality of life. We  contribute to the social economy while improving the lives of individuals and the communities in which they live. 

 

We are developing and adding to our range of services, and will respond to demand. So feel free to tell us what you need and how we can support you.  

We support all adult ages addressing isolation, poor physical and mental health and working to bring joy to the lives of vulnerable people. Often this is across our remote and rural geography with its challenges of access deprivation and limited transport provision. 

Our community hub sits within our community shop premises where we have introduced with support from funders offers of free clothing or household goods to those who are in need or living with poverty. 

 

We are currently expanding intergenerational services and connecting the generations to address isolation and loneliness. 

 

We can provide affordable payroll services to families now in receipt of SDS and who may have no experience of managing budgets particularly if they choose to employ their own support workers. 

 

Our grantwriters team can support at various levels with grant and funding assistance; our trainers offer a range of workshops and courses.  

 

We can offer personal development support and are actively supporting the emotional and mental health impacts made worse by the Covid pandemic. . Try our motivational and confidence building course.  This can literally transform lives; we call it '5 Days to a New You'.