Today we are pleased to announce 3D Drumchapel as the winner of the Improving Life Experiences Award. Their story is captured below by journalist and TV Presenter Catriona Shearer.
3D Drumchapel has been working with children and families in the area for 28 years with the aim of supporting and building strong family foundations.
“Our ethos is built around relationships, journeying with families and showing people that they are valuable. We use a coaching approach, and we also use the Solihull approach supporting strong attachment between parents and children,” says Chief Executive Sharon Colvin. “3D Drumchapel is constantly evolving and is a thriving organisation.”
Having helped over one thousand people in 2019-2020, the charity is certainly thriving. Over the years, the organisation has continued to grow and expand its service provision across the local area and currently delivers a dedicated Family Support Programme that focuses on health and wellbeing and includes parent and child sessions, issue-based workshops, parenting programmes, peer support groups, and volunteer development.
It was this variety of sessions which motivated the Scottish Children’s Health Awards judging panel, who crowned 3D Drumchapel the winners of the Improving Life Experiences Award to recognise the commitment and expertise of the team. “It was a tremendous boost for everyone, especially after such a difficult year,” says Sharon. “The team – including staff, board and volunteers – have risen to every challenge presented and have proven to be committed, compassionate, determined, and adaptable in every situation and every interaction. This award is thoroughly deserved and is a credit to the hard work of the team throughout the year. Our families also have shown incredible strength and resilience and it is a privilege to do this work in partnership with them.”
Indeed, the judging panel recognised that to be successful, 3D Drumchapel must have the trust of the community, which has been gained over time. They thought the way the organisation adapted its many services during lockdown was brilliant and they loved the name ‘Bairn Necessities’, which is a Children’s Clothing & Essentials bank – a project dedicated to supporting families in need.
Sharon says the award means so much to the team and that it’s “great for our work to be recognised in this way.”
Congratulations to all at 3D Drumchapel on winning the Improving Life Experiences Award.
The Scottish Children’s Health Awards have been created to celebrate courageous children and those who are making a difference to the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. More specifically the Improving Life Experiences Award recognises the commitment and expertise of those who have made a significant difference to improving life experiences of a child or young person undergoing treatment.