27 January – 16 March
Moira Anderson Foundation
This exhibition gives an insight into the work of the Moira Anderson Foundation. The charity supports adults and children affected by childhood sexual abuse. They support people through trauma and help them live their lives to the full by offering a range of services including counselling, group work and complimentary therapies.
30 March – 1 June
HOPE for Autism
HOPE for Autism is a registered charity that has been offering pre and post-diagnostic support to families of autistic children and young people since 2002. Families can access emotional and practical support and advice at an point during their parenting journey as well as access a range of autism-related training and information sessions, parent support groups and support from staff at important decision-making meetings. They use a whole family support approach which helps them to reach siblings and other important family members such as grandparents who are also encouraged to attend training sessions.
The art work on display gives a fascinating insight into the work of the charity and how families are affected by autism.
15 June – 7 September
This exhibition explores the work of the Airdrie Local Area Partnershop teams in investigating the prevalence of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) COPD is an umbrella term for a number of conditions which cause long-term damage to the lungs. Their work involves early prevention and intervention to ensure people get the right support and help slow down the effects of COPD to keep people living with the condition healthier for longer.
5 October – 14 December
The work featured explores the work of the Airdrie Consortium; a group of people from the Voluntary Sector, NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and The Local Community. Primarily, they workl together to encourage and support local people to become involved in their loval community in a meaningful way at a grass roots level and beyond. They also help to encourage and support groups of people of all ages, to get together to share information, relax and enjoy the company of others in the same situation. Groups are enabled to talk openly about issues or else just get together to have some fun, learn something new or keep active and improve their lives.