Through 2014 - Kibble Annual Review 2014
Annual Review 2014

Through 2014


Leaving care can be a daunting thought for many young people; they usually don't have the same support network as someone leaving the family home. We provide this through community services and can offer supported tenancies, employment support and ongoing links with care staff.

Registration from the Care Inspectorate for Housing Support Services was recently achieved, allowing young people to take up their own tenancies with assistance from staff - based on individual need. We also have registration for Care at Home which allows us to provide personal care for young people if required.

A Holistic Approach

Social pedagogy is concerned with well-being and learning, bringing together theories and concepts from related disciplines. Social pedagogic informed practice gives Kibble an overarching framework to link together our existing strength-based training while offering an opportunity for staff development. In 2014 colleagues continued to show a healthy uptake for this learning through workshops, study trips, national networks and university modules.

Social Pedagogy Introductory Module (Year 1)

Life Space Crisis Intervention Module (Year 2)

Motivated Learners

Kibble offers young people, based in their local communities across the central belt, access to our Education Services. There are various reasons why mainstream schooling has perhaps not worked for our day pupils. Our Education/Employability Support and Outreach Service (ESOS) ensures the help continues beyond school time, when it's needed, through our evening and weekend outreach programmes or through other activities which are available 24/7. We are proud of our achievements in 2014:

Our Challenge

Last year 71% of young people moving from ESOS achieved a positive destination. Raising this figure is our key focus, with our vision to achieve a positive destination for all young people. We also plan to track destinations and provide support to ensure these are sustained.

We are Family

We were delighted to have played a huge part in the success of the CELCIS conference in Perth Concert Hall in October. The conference was named 'We are Family' and the Kibble family were heavily involved. Young people from Kibble's open school and safe centre created artwork for the event, which was displayed in the main foyer of the Concert Hall.

The Kibble Band kept everyone entertained during the lunch break and gathered quite an audience with their talented musicians. Kibble TV filmed the event and one of our budding actors teamed up with Who Cares? Scotland to perform a comedy play highlighting areas of change within residential care.

Tasty treats, made and packaged by our young people, went down a storm with delegates and we returned with an empty box! It was a fantastic day for all involved.

Open House

For many years Kibble has welcomed visitors from near and far. With a proud tradition of being open and transparent, we recognise the importance of knowledge sharing, and actively encourage people to come and learn about our social enterprise model, our integrated services and our outcomes. Information sharing is a two-way process and drawing on knowledge and experience from a range of diverse sources leads to strengthened networks and improved practice.

In 2014 we welcomed a number of guests including Education Scotland, Lithuanian visitors, the Scottish Government, Slovakian visitors, 'The Real' David Cameron and various children's panels.

Fitness Focus

2014 was an important year for sport in Glasgow with the advent of the Commonwealth Games and Kibble was proud to have two baton carriers in its midst.

It has been said a healthy body equals a healthy mind, and in North unit a strong emphasis is placed on keeping young people fit and active. Various initiatives were undertaken throughout the year to promote this theme including the 'insanity' keep-fit programme, cycle trips and a range of other sports and leisure activities.

The fitness campaign continued as Team North entered the Paisley 3K fun run and Team Fast Track entered the 10K in August. The training regime was not for the faint hearted and involved a 7 o'clock start most mornings on campus. The shin splints and blisters were worth it, as the runners raised £1400 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

You see a kart -
we see a young person's future.

The Experience opened in November 2014 and is based in the former Rolls-Royce aero-engine factory at Hillington Park. The themed entertainment and events venue operates as a social enterprise under the KibbleWorks banner. It gives young people (16+) facing barriers to employment the chance to learn new skills and gain valuable experience, improving future job prospects. The Experience houses Scotland's only indoor electric adult and junior Go-karting arena.

The Gannochy Trust Academy for Culinary Arts provides a state-of-the-art training kitchen and 120 seat restaurant - the perfect place to enjoy a tasty bite and debate the race results! Our Karting with a Conscience programme ensures karting is available for all, with tandem and adapted Go-karts.

Phase Two is on track to open in spring 2015 and will provide:

  • Leisure & Learning - a fun and educational centre focusing on STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics)
  • Volta Ville - dedicated facilities for junior visitors including themed party spaces incorporating a 140ft slotcar track, model making and educational activities
  • Laser Experience
  • The Imaginarium - a welcoming sensory space for visitors with additional support needs
  • Creative and flexible events and meetings space - custom built space for conferences and 'confertainment' including The Social Innovation Station (meeting space, resources, training, support and advice for social economy organisations)
  • A youth workers' resource hub including the former Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC) child and youth care library