LoveMilton is a registered charity operating in Milton, North Glasgow and we have been improving the local area as a community organisation since 2008, trying to make Milton the best place to live…ever!
Winners of The Evening Times Streets Ahead Awards 2014
At LoveMilton we thrive on working with the community to alleviate and combat some of the causes and symptoms of deprivation in the area; unfortunately Milton falls into the category of most deprived areas in Glasgow but we, along with our fabulous volunteers, are determined to change that!
We strive to provide a fun and interactive learning environment with a variety of training opportunities for the public to take part in where they can not only help improve their local community and area but gain valuable skills and qualifications.
Proposed layout for our training centre designed by BAXENDALE Dco
LoveMilton has successfully trained just under 200 people through our interactive training courses that differ for the interests of people involved; we offer construction courses, suicide prevention skills training, First Aid and Paediatric Care and much more! All who take part in our free training courses can gain qualifications including CSCS cards (Construction Skills Certification Scheme), John Muir Awards, Working at Height and more.
Alongside training local residents it is our mission to provide Milton with the community centre they so desperately need. After leading a community consultation we hope to start work on our courses state-of-the-art self-build community centre utilising the skills local residents have achieved on our courses in 2016/17. This is a long-term goal and we hope to have everything completed within ten years.
There are currently two members of staff at LoveMilton working to overcome hurdles in place preventing work on the community centre:
Marina Costello, Volunteer Co-Ordinator: Marina started as Volunteer Co-ordinator in April 2014. Having a background in Community Development reaching back more than twenty years Marina was instantly attracted to the role of Volunteer Co-Ordinator. Marina started out developing services within her own community then training as a welfare and housing rights officer and more recently completing a degree in Community Development.
Karen o'Brien, Youth Development Worker: Karen has been with us since March 2016, she has been liasing with all key organisations within and around Milton. Her aim is to set up a Youth Forum for the young people of Milton, to help them gain skills on working as part of a team, confidence building, and board meeting skills. To encourage them in having a say on what goes on in their community.