Maryhill Integration Network provides a safe space for refugee families in Glasgow.
This new two-year project will provide a weekly support group for newly-arrived Syrian refugee families in the Maryhill area of Glasgow. A community leader and steering committee made up of Syrian residents will be supported to coordinate the project by existing staff members and develop a safe and welcoming space in which families and individuals can meet and access information and activities.
The aim is to address social and emotional isolation faced by participants.
Chris Lunn, spokesperson for The Health Lottery in Scotland, said: “The funds raised through The Health Lottery in Scotland are changing and improving lives. It was clear that supporting Maryhill Integration Network would have a great benefit to the local community. To date, over £100 million has been raised through The Health Lottery for good causes across Great Britain, of which £9.2 million has been raised for Scotland. We hope to make even more for good causes when Health Lottery Scotland opens in January 2019.”
Health Lottery Scotland is benefitting from Health Lottery tickets sold for all draws being held between 1 January and 31 January 2019. You can buy Health Lottery tickets in advance for these draws online at www.healthlottery.co.uk or from more than 32,000 local retailers nationwide including The Post Office, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Morrisons and WH Smith.