CNS appointed Sara Vanatta as Local Coordinator for Castlemilk in September 2020. While starting in the midst of a pandemic brought initial challenges to our relationship-building in the area, progress has since been made in engaging with the majority of partners working here.
So far, we’ve been active in two professional networks in the area: Castlemilk Together and the Resilience Hub.
Castlemilk Together bring frontline professionals together, and provide emergency response support to Castlemilk’s residents. Since lockdown restrictions commenced, the network has focused on dignified food provisions for those most in need.
The Resilience Hub is a network of strategic partners looking to promote and instil trauma informed practice in all areas of statutory and community work within Castlemilk, with the aim that the Castlemilk community can become a more resilient, trauma informed community.
CNS have also built relationships with local schools, with two of Castlemilk’s primary schools expressing interest in our Capabilities Research. Delivery of the model will commence when COVID-19 restrictions allow, and Local Coordinators are working with schools to develop a suitable digital delivery programme.