History

Ben View Resource Centre originated in a project of St. Patrick’s church nearby. Following the work of an inter-agency steering group, the Resource Centre was formally opened in 1994.

Awards of funding by West Dunbartonshire Council and the Pastoral Care Trust enabled the Centre to appoint a Co-ordinator and to provide wheelchair ramps, a new kitchen, improved toilets etc. Funding from the Unemployed Voluntary Action Fund in 1995 allowed the lunch club to develop further with the appointment of a part-time administrator.

By this time, the Centre was attracting a large number of users, and this expansion was reflected in the increased level of support provided by West Dunbartonshire Council. In 2002, a showering/bathing service was established, and a Care Co-ordinator appointed. In 2003, the Resource Centre acquired charitable status as an independent social care facility (SC024093). In 2004, a service level agreement was signed with West Dunbartonshire Council. In 2005, Ben View became a Company limited by guarantee.

In March 2010 a refurbishment programme on the building began with substantial work being carried out enhance the facilities within the Centre, creating a warm and homely environment for community use. As a result, Ben View has been able to offer more attractive lets in the main premises and in the outhouses.

What Do We Do?

Ben View offers vital care services to the community of West Dunbartonshire. In addition to this we have a thriving Centre which provides office bases for four voluntary sector organisations and meeting rooms for self help / support groups and activity based groups.

We hope you enjoy the website and would welcome your comments and opinions on the site and the services we offer.

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