The Ripple's Story

Youth Scotland member group The Ripple is a community-based youth project supporting the communities of Restalrig, Craigentinny and Lochend in North East Edinburgh. This is their story.

The Ripple youth project
"With the virus, it’s really hit the teenagers, and they can’t come into the centre, so you’ve got to have something else...” Tuesday, youth worker

Youth Scotland member group The Ripple is a community-based youth project supporting the communities of Restalrig, Craigentinny and Lochend in North East Edinburgh. They are also an active member of LAYC. The project received Generation CashBack support from Youth Scotland, through Development Worker advice, staff training and equipment. This enabled the group to shift to an outreach approach, to trial online engagement, and to continue to reach a broad range of young people, particularly during the challenges of Covid-19.

There are two case studies, Making a splash and A fountain of connection and creativity, both are available at the bottom of this page.

Making a splash

Danielle, Youth Services Manager, and Tuesday, a Youth Worker, reflect on lockdown in 2020, a time of severe restriction for youth work services, when The Ripple successfully changed tack.

A fountain of connection and creativity

In this case study, we look at how Youth Scotland supported the project to restart their drama group for younger children as soon as restrictions eased, and they hope to restart their girls group and boys group soon. These sessions provide a mix of positive activities, opportunities to meet new people, a ‘chill-out’ space and a snack.

James, and brother and sister Zafar and Salama* told us about their experiences with The Ripple in case study interviews.

*Pseudonyms have been used

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