The Change Centre concept was developed back in 2017 and has been further developed in to a fully functional community space.
Since 2009, Street Soccer Scotland has been delivering football themed personal development programmes for socially disadvantaged adults and young people across Scotland.
During that time, there has always been an ambition to do more. All of the programmes delivered by Street Soccer are delivered at third party venues, and we wanted to create a full-time home for our players and our partners.
As part of our planning, we created a number of feasibility studies and research workshops with our players and partner organisations, aimed at identifying ‘what works’ when addressing issues such as mental health, homelessness, substance misuse and general loneliness and isolation.
Some of the key learning from this highlighted the need for spaces for people to come together, a need for structure and ‘something to do’ as well as the need for people to feel part of a community. Change Centre will offer this, and much, much more.
To find out more, please get in touch with us at [email protected]