Crossroads Youth & Community Association’s fundamental purpose is about improving the well-being of all community members; we work creatively with people to enjoy and celebrate community life, empowering them to lead a dignified life and challenge or address issues that affect them, their families and their communities.
Social justice is the core value underpinning our work; a practice that identifies and attempts to address unequal relations of power for the creation of a better fairer society. Anchoring our work in a set of clear values and principles helps us identify our key aim and goals and guide us in good practice.
Empowerment and participation are two other fundamental values underpinning our work. We understand empowerment as beginning with the individual, gained through critical awareness of their situation, who goes on to make connections between their own experience and others who are experiencing similar challenges.
For us participation is a process about building involvement, through empowerment, and recognising people have the right to participate in decisions and structures that affect their lives.
As well as providing day-to-day support and services for our Crossroads takes a critical practice approach by helping people explore the root causes of problems like poverty and disadvantage, oppression and discrimination and how local collective action can address and challenge these issues resulting in a positive transformation for the whole community.
Crossroads values equality and challenges discrimination in all its forms
Crossroads works to increase the abilities of individuals and groups to influence issues that affect them
Crossroads recognises that local people have skills, knowledge and experience that can be used to find solutions to issues and make services better.
Crossroads encourages voluntary and active participation in public affairs of local people and that building social relationships and trust are essential in mobilising communities.
Scottish Charity No: SC006859
Company No: SC148252
The management & staff are grateful to the funders without who's support we would not be able to continue our work. Current funders are:
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Crossroads became a constituted group in 1968 and has evolved from decades of youth and community work in the Gorbals and Govanhill areas of Glasgow to continue to deliver relevant and important support to people across these areas.
- Irene Goodheir (Chair)
- Ann Wishart (Secretary)
- (Treasurer position currently vacant)
- Eddie McGurn
- Ian Ferguson
- Stuart Hashagen
- Louise Gregory
- Victoria Stewart