The Haven Forth
Two ladies from Forth originally attended the Blantyre Centre to gain support and they benefited so greatly from The Haven approach that they were determined to provide a similar service in their own local community.
This led to them establishing The Little Haven, an independent charity, which opened in 2005. In 2014 The Little Haven charity came to an end and in order to continue to provide services and support to the local community, The Haven opened up in the same premises.
The Haven Centre in Forth was originally based in a community flat, however as the services grew it became apparent that the flat wasn’t suitable to fulfil the needs of the clients. A campaign for a purpose built Haven Centre began and in April 2017, thanks to grants from The Levenseat Trust and The Robertson Trust and support from South Lanarkshire Council, the brand new centre was opened. This was the largest funding award in the history of The Levenseat Trust.
In the first year of the new centre being opened, The Haven in Forth supported double the number of clients from the previous year when The Haven was based in the community flat.
This new centre is allowing us to reach out to people who couldn’t previously access our support programmes before and is really helping to break down the isolation barrier which is often present in rural communities.
Ultimately we want to make a lasting difference to the people of Clydesdale and surrounding areas of North and South Lanarkshire and West Lothian through the ongoing development and sustainability of The Haven in Forth.
Our centre in Forth offers:
- Nurse Support
- Complementary therapies
- Peer Support
- Bereavement Support
- Dementia Support
- The Haven Lymphoedema Self Management Service
- Children and Young People’s Service
- Men’s Peer Support Group
- Lifting Your Spirits Relaxation Group
- Active Steps Walking Group
- Lending Library
- Volunteer Programme