VIDEO: Bute adult support network is launched

A new project aimed at supporting adults on Bute who find it hard to socialise but want to find out more about education and training opportunities, or even just to join a local club, was launched this week.

The CASPAN project – Confidential Adult Support Platform And Network – is funded by the Grundtvig Programme, a European funding source which is part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013.

Pictured at the launch of the CASPAN project this week are Laura Maxwell, Danielle McIntyre, Jim Moffat, Jackie O'Connor and Linda McLaughlan.

Pictured at the launch of the CASPAN project this week are Laura Maxwell, Danielle McIntyre, Jim Moffat, Jackie O'Connor and Linda McLaughlan.

It’s being run on Bute as a partnership between Argyll College and the Scottish Wider Access Programme, known as SWAPWest, which gives independent advice to adults about opportunities to access higher education.

Linda McLaughlan from Argyll College’s Rothesay learning centre said: “The project aims to work with any adult learner volunteers with a specific focus on helping those adults with a low skills base, varying ethnic origin, unemployed, retired and those marginalised as a result of their background, gender or status.

“Special help will be given to the volunteering learners to enable to deal with all type of individual enquiries and to make referrals when unable to help.”