Early intervention is about taking action as soon as possible to tackle problems for individuals, groups and communities before they become more difficult to reverse.
Many of Cassiltoun's regeneration activities could fall under this heading, from helping people to get in control of their finances to ensuring that people do not suffer from the negative implications of loneliness and isolation.
Projects that have this as their main focus are:
Case Study: Stables Studio
Stables Studio began life as a small pilot project in 2009 and has continued to grow since then. Run by Cassiltoun Housing Association the project aims to tackle the social isolation experienced by many older people. The project helps older people learn and develop arts related skills such as drawing and painting and creating jewelery and textiles. There is no set programme, the participants are encouraged to decide for themselves what they want to achieve at any session. This could even be simply dropping in for a cup of tea.
In 2012 there was a social return on investment carried out on the project which showed a return of £8:£1.
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