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KLAS Care CiC Energy Efficient Family Centre opens with LEAP support

KLAS Care C.I.C Linwood Family Centre official opening took place this Weds 12th Sept.

We at LEAP are delighted to have been part of the journey to creating this beautiful eco-refurbished space for flexible childcare supporting Linwood families and the wider community. We started our joint working with KLAS Care on this project way back in 2016 securing funds through British Airways Carbon Fund and PureLeapfrog to carry out eco-refurbishment and energy efficiency upgrades to the former East Fulton Primary School Janitors house; the bungalow which KLAS Care obtained through council asset transfer after it had lain derelict for many years.

Through the skills and determination of KLAS Care directors Lesley Compston and Kirsty McKenzie; match funding and securing further investment against the initial BA Carbon Funding through LEAP meant the project could grow and add an extension to the building and transform it into the fantastic hub it now is, for childcare and the wider Linwood community. Well done all at KLAS Care C.I.C!

Don’t forget our LEAP Linwood Family Support Project offers free practical assistance focused on Linwood and Johnstone residents who are struggling with fuel bills and comfort at home. If you think you or someone you know could benefit from this programme, please contact LEAP in confidence via our contact form or call us on 01505 612 034.

Leap Car Club is now and for a limited period ‘£15 to join’

membership now £15

discounted membership numbers limited

Drop-in Sessions were held every Wednesday evening in May to help engage people who otherwise may note have been able to make it along to the office during normal office hours.  This lead to a few new members signing up as well as people drop-in to ask more information on other aspects of LEAP, such as the recruitment of the new posts.  We realise that this is only a small part of the mix to help increase the number of local members in Lochwinnoch… We also need the support of the new members and people who are interested to help make the car club a success, because without our members non of this is possible….

we are very pleased with the number of local residents who have signed up so far and would urge anybody who is interested to get in touch and take advantage of the £15 membership which is genuinely limited to a maximum number.

We invited people to come along and find out more about how the car club could work for them.  This was promoted through social media, local shops and facilities in the village through posters and chatting with local residents at recent events.  This could have been promoted better, however due to having limited staff team numbers we have had to priorities the urgent and important for the last month or so.