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Our history

February 2003
Healthy Valleys established
New Opportunities Funding awarded for 4 years - Douglas and Nethan Valley only
2003
 
 
2003
June 2003
Visit from HRH Prince Charles, Patron of Scottish Business in the Community
April 2004
MSP Tom McCabe, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care, launched organisation
2004
 
 
2004
2004
31 registered volunteers
March 2005
SoLVE Volunteering Quality Standards Plus Award
2005
 
 
2005
August 2005
Visit from MSP Johann Lamont, Deputy Minister for Communities
May 2006
Visit from MSP Andy Kerr, Minister for Health and Community Care
2006
 
 
2006
September 2006
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Nicola Sturgeon launched Routes to Health Clydesdale (stress management centre, Lesmahagow)
2008 & 2009
Successfully secured the Scottish Government's Transitional Fund
2008
 
 
2010
March 2010
Launch of My Way Project funded by the Government's Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland Fund
2010
Registered to undertake the Mental Health Commendation Award 2010
2010
 
 
2010
2010
Co-founders of the Scottish Healthy Living Centre Alliance now know as Scottish Communities for Health and wellbeing
March 2011
120 active volunteers of which 44% were initially service users - cycle of development
2011
 
 
2011
2011
Healthy Valleys' volunteer, Gillian Armstrong won The Unsung Hero Award at The Herald Society Awards and Ideas Exchange and also Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire Volunteer of the Year Award
April 2012
Awarded BIG Lottery Fund to expand and extend reach of the Grassroots Project
2012
 
 
2012
May 2012
GSK & King's Fund IMPACT award winner
September 2014
Won the Volunteer Friendly Award from VASLan
2014
 
 
2015
December 2015
Fully approved REHIS centre
November 2016
Won in 2 categories of the VASLan Third Sector Awards
Active Organisation or Project - Go2Play project
and Overall Health and Wellbeing Organisation
2016
 
 
2016
December 2016
Awarded Healthy Living Awards for Rigside, Lanark & Kirkmuirhill Community Cafes and the Rural Café
June 2017
Won VASLan 'Volunteering Organisation of the Year'
2017
 
 
2017
September 2017
Volunteer Friendly Award VASLan (Renewal)
January 2018
Recognised as a Breastfeeding Welcome Facility
2018
 
 
2018
February 2018
25th Lanarkshire Business Excellent Awards - Community Impact 2018
February 2018
Registered as Living Wage Employer
2018
 
 
2018
May 2018
The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service by Groups in the Community
May 2018
Tobacco Free Generation by 2034 Award
2018
 
 
2019
August 2019
Resilient Communities won VASLan 'Enterprising Organisation of the Year' award
September 2019
Healthy Living Award Plus
2019
 
 
2020
November 2020
Paths for All Dementia Friendly Volunteer of the Year
December 2020
Paths for All Dementia Accreditation
2020
 
2003
February 2003
Healthy Valleys established
New Opportunities Funding awarded for 4 years - Douglas and Nethan Valley only
2003
June 2003
Visit from HRH Prince Charles, Patron of Scottish Business in the Community
2004
April 2004
MSP Tom McCabe, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care, launched organisation
2004
2004
31 registered volunteers
2005
March 2005
SoLVE Volunteering Quality Standards Plus Award
2005
August 2005
Visit from MSP Johann Lamont, Deputy Minister for Communities
2006
May 2006
Visit from MSP Andy Kerr, Minister for Health and Community Care
2006
September 2006
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Nicola Sturgeon launched Routes to Health Clydesdale (stress management centre, Lesmahagow)
2008
2008 & 2009
Successfully secured the Scottish Government's Transitional Fund
2010
March 2010
Launch of My Way Project funded by the Government's Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland Fund
2010
2010
Registered to undertake the Mental Health Commendation Award 2010
2010
2010
Co-founders of the Scottish Healthy Living Centre Alliance now know as Scottish Communities for Health and wellbeing
2011
March 2011
120 active volunteers of which 44% were initially service users - cycle of development
2011
2011
Healthy Valleys' volunteer, Gillian Armstrong won The Unsung Hero Award at The Herald Society Awards and Ideas Exchange and also Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire Volunteer of the Year Award
2012
April 2012
Awarded BIG Lottery Fund to expand and extend reach of the Grassroots Project
2012
May 2012
GSK & King's Fund IMPACT award winner
2014
September 2014
Won the Volunteer Friendly Award from VASLan
2015
December 2015
Fully approved REHIS centre
2016
November 2016
Won in 2 categories of the VASLan Third Sector Awards
Active Organisation or Project - Go2Play project
and Overall Health and Wellbeing Organisation
2016
December 2016
Awarded Healthy Living Awards for Rigside, Lanark & Kirkmuirhill Community Cafes and the Rural Café
2017
June 2017
Won VASLan 'Volunteering Organisation of the Year'
2017
September 2017
Volunteer Friendly Award VASLan (Renewal)
2018
January 2018
Recognised as a Breastfeeding Welcome Facility
2018
February 2018
25th Lanarkshire Business Excellent Awards - Community Impact 2018
2018
February 2018
Registered as Living Wage Employer
2018
May 2018
The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service by Groups in the Community
2018
May 2018
Tobacco Free Generation by 2034 Award
2019
August 2019
Resilient Communities won VASLan 'Enterprising Organisation of the Year' award
2019
September 2019
Healthy Living Award Plus
2020
November 2020
Paths for All Dementia Friendly Volunteer of the Year
2020
December 2020
Paths for All Dementia Accreditation


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