News & Events
A remarkable photo essay on life at Thorntree Street by Croatian photographer Antonio Pozojević
Rowan Alba officially opens 9 new homes-for-life in Edinburgh
Thorntree Mill welcomes guests to celebrate launch
Plus ça change…100 years since the Addison Act on housing
The centenary of Council Housing (from 2019)
Reflections on being a Board Member
Being a Rowan Alba Board Member has been a rewarding experience for Kristy Doherty
In other news
Meet the artist: Sam Rutherford
Sam has been finding new ways to connect to the CARDS community through lockdown
Zoom meetings and volunteering opportunities
We’ve been in lockdown for around 4 weeks, but what a 4 weeks it’s been!
Why you can’t do Trauma Informed Support with cats, and other unexpected CPD Outcomes…
Here at Rowan Learning Centre, it’s not all National Trauma Training Frameworks and Adverse Childhood Experiences, sometimes we have to wrestle with REALLY difficult topics, such as “Can I use this training on my cat?” Over the last 4 months we’ve delivered our Trauma...
Work for Rowan Alba!
Locum Support Worker shifts available at Thorntree We are currently recruiting for support workers, who embrace our values of 'Accept, Support, Include', to provide occasional cover at our Thorntree Street accomodation. This is an ongoing opportunity. If you are...
SVQ Taster Sessions
This January we’ll again be running our free ‘Introduction to SVQ’s’ sessions. Our Head of Centre will meet with you for an hour to discuss everything you ever wanted to know about SVQ’s, but were afraid to ask.
‘From the Pits to the Ritz’ – Full Report
Today, 4th December 2019 we are proud to share the detailed full external evaluation into our Thorntree service titled 'From the Pits to the Ritz'. You can click the link below to download the report in full. Thorntree-External-Evaluation-Report-in-full
‘From the Pits to the Ritz’ Abridged
Today, 4th December 2019 we are proud to share the shorter (abridged) external evaluation into our Thorntree service titled 'From the Pits to the Ritz'. You can click the link below to download the report. Remember you can also find the further full report available...
Reflecting on Trauma training: The results are in…
…and there is plenty for all at RLC to reflect on, and celebrate 😊 Last month we launched our Trauma Informed Practice for Frontline staff training, 2 days of reflecting on real work practice, checking in with our current skills and knowledge, and seeing how they...
November Newsletter 2019
CEO’s Update The IT equipment across the charity and service sites will be updated over the course of the next month to replace the outdated IT equipment, which is mainly held together with rubber bands! A huge thanks to funding from Queensbury House Trust and The ABC...
Work for Rowan Alba!
2 Support worker posts available at Stramullion We are currently recruiting for 2 female Support Workers, 1 at 32hrs a week, and 1 at 16hrs a week. If you are interested in either role, please download and complete the application form. When completing the Personal...
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