Our CLD United Project – in partnership with Dundee City Council Learning and Development – is split across two strands: education and inclusion. The project has been in place in the Maryfield Locality for 14 years (formerly known as DISC Target Project) and has since been extended to cover the Strathmartine Locality under the project name of Strathmartine Active Youth. The project is now delivered under one banner as “CLD United”.
This component – the education section of the project – provides targeted young people with support in achieving a positive destination. The young people are identified as being significantly at risk of not being able to achieve a positive destination when leaving school and are selected based on referrals from Police, Schools, CLD and Social work as part of a strategic, targeted approach. The course provides:
Qualification in Sports Leadership
Nationally Recognised “Heart Start” Training
Scottish FA Coaching Qualications
Saltire Award Recognition
Peer-Led Diversionary Activity
The second component within the project is the delivery of peer-led diversionary activity within the community. This takes place 4 times per week across two locations. This is where the young people develop their skills in a practical and real environment as they take ownership of delivering this service for their local community. The young people amass hundreds of hours of voluntary work as part of this project with the most competent progressing into paid coaching opportunities each year.