GalGael Trust

Navigate Life

Navigate Life offers a critical service to individuals and their families in SW Glasgow that can mean the difference between hope and hardship. It offers people dignity, a workspace & tools - both practical & attitudinal - that is often all that is needed to help them get their lives back on track.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC026824)

Check mark Match funded




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing




South West Glasgow neighbourhoods feature significantly on the Scottish Executive’s Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2006 in crime, health, unemployment and addiction. This picture has changed but little in the recently published 2009 SIMD. This is supported by data cited in the Glasgow Centre for Population Health’s Health and Wellbeing Profile for SW Glasgow in February 08. Hospital admissions for drug abuse are 103% above the national average, and 120% above for alcohol abuse.


Our Navigate Life programme works directly with 70 residents from South West Glasgow. The learning environment that Navigate Life creates is particularly welcomed by those who did not find a chance to shine in the classroom setting. Navigate Life provides wood workshops, emotional nurture and ongoing support. Using traditional crafts as a focus, Navigate Life provides routine and purpose, creating opportunities for meaningful growth. Through purposeful activity people can reclaim their dignity.

  • "There should be less medication & more GalGael's"

    — Patsy, one of our past participants