Linstone has secured funds part financed by the Scottish Government and European Social Fund through the Social Economy Growth Fund. The project has been shaped by the SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) data, highlighting the need for more community cohesion in some of the areas most severely impacted by poverty and inequality in Scotland.

A pilot programme undertaken at Belmar Court in Linwood has proven to be very successful and this model will be extended and rolled out to develop Community Hubs in the Johnstone Castle, Sandyflats and Kintyre areas in Renfrewshire.

Implementation of the Linstone 20/20 project will;

  • Reduce social isolation
  • Increase access to jobs and benefits
  • Provide local access to services through a welcoming Hub that can be used by like-minded organisations
  • Increase engagement with local people who will shape service provision
  • Assist these targeted communities to become more resilient
  • Increase community capacity to develop Linstone’s Wider Community provision

We are currently advertising for five posts:

  • Project Co-ordinator
  • Community Engager x 3 posts
  • Youth Engager

To download application packs for the above posts go to our recruitment page.