A new home for our Shoulder to Shoulder Erskine project

It was an exciting day for Shoulder to Shoulder Erskine yesterday. Even the pouring rain couldn’t dampen our spirits as our new home in Bishopton was unveiled after SP Energy Networks generously stepped in to renovate the exterior of a cottage at Erskine Home for us.

Local newspaper the Paisley Daily Express came along to mark the moment when the cottage was ready for use - much earlier than we expected thanks to the company's support. SP Energy Networks' staff volunteered to paint the outside of the cottage - a great example of employee volunteering supporting a local charity.

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Shoulder to Shoulder Erskine is a unique partnership between TimeBank and Scotland’s leading veterans’ charity Erskine, which supports veterans and their families in Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

The cottage will provide an important base for the programme. We’ll be able to hold a friendly drop-in there for ex-Service men and women, and for their families too, who often face unique challenges in understanding and dealing with the issues their partners, sons and daughters are going through. And we hope local people will come along to find out more about volunteering with us.

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Shoulder to Shoulder Erskine mentors provide one to one support, once or twice per month over the course of three to nine months. You can see more about the work we are doing here and if you’d like to volunteer as a mentor please call 0141 814 4510 or email ali@timebank.org.uk  We are here to help.