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Aspire encourage feedback from people who have experienced our services. Feedback includes:
"Will always remember my placement and all I learned whilst on placement at copland, through out my social work career." [Placement, who choose to then work sessional hours with Aspire, Aug 2019]
"Awwww thanks for the nomination, very much appreciated. Made a happy employee even happier." [Aspire West employee after receiving Employee of the Month, July 2019]
"....she hasn’t been involved in anything like this before, so it will maybe be taking her a bit of time to adjust. You have been amazing with her, I can’t thank you enough. [Social Worker for person being supported by Aspire on an Outreach Short Term Intervention package, July 2019].
"Happy with everything staff have done to help". "Very professional and polite." [Resident, April 2019]
Aspire are a valued placement provider for Scottish Drugs Forum’s award winning, Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP). The AWTP supports people in recovery from drug and alcohol problems to work in social care through a unique package of paid work placements, specialist training and vocational learning.
"My placement at Aspire has been brilliant. The second I walked through the door I was made to feel very much a part of the team and have always been treated as a staff member and not a student. All the workers within Aspire have been very supportive and the additional training I have been given here has been very good. I highly recommend it as a placement." [AWTP Trainee, April 2019]
"Aspire provided me with a beneficial insight into homelessness and the various issues that affect our supported individuals. All of the staff were friendly and helpful towards me during my time at QMD and provided me with the opportunities to learn more about homelessness and achieve my Learning Objectives. My Link Worker, Maxine, was extremely helpful and always had time to explain things thoroughly. I couldn’t have asked for better Link Worker!" [Social Work Student, May 2019]
"Staff helped with everything I needed help with. I used Ipad for Scottish welfare fund." [Apr 2019]
"Staff were great, Friendly supportive. The building was secure and flat was good. No complaints." [Apr 2019]
"Really enjoyed today [Celtic Lunch]. Thanks to all the staff, it was really appreciated." [Apr 2019]
"The staff were above reproach, they were helpful. Staff made my stay safe and comfortable, they are always available even for the smallest of problems, they were also polite and attentive to all our needs."
"Staff do a great service for the people, very supportive towards myself and other individuals."
"Appreciated the work and support that staff do with the individuals at the service. Feel as though staff supply care and understanding, willing to take time out for a chat when feeling down. Not enough words to express my gratitude towards the staff."
"The staff were very helpful, considerate treating myself with kindness and a positive attitude which rubbed of on myself."
"The accommodation and facilities were excellent, it was the best temporary accommodation that I have ever stayed in."
“The support from Aspire staff has made me look at my life in a different way and helps me know I’m not the only one struggling with this lifestyle and that things do get better.”
"I feel that this establishment could not run any more successfully, than it already is, I really enjoyed my stay here at Aspire, I thought the staff were brilliant, the rooms excellent and spotless. Support and service was amazing. I would recommend."
"I became homeless April 2017. My very 1st time being homeless. I suffer from medical probs etc. and went into the homeless casework team and they wanted to put me in a hostel, but I said No, because I feared for my life in a hostel, so they put me in a B&B for the first night and there was nowhere to go. The following night I was sleeping in a caravan which was full of dampness and mould etc.
So I went back the following day and they said to me they had a room at Aspire.
I was panicking at the time as I was thinking it would be full of “junkies and alkies” that are out their face etc. But I got there and met staff. They were fantastic to me on the day. I met some of the residents that have been in here and it was not as I expected it to be. I get on great with the residents that have been in here and managed to make a few new friends which I get on well with but Aspire have been very supportive to me." 
"I appreciate the things that the Aspire has done for me. I have learned a lot from all the other people that attend the Aspire peer recovery group. I have seen in the weeks how it has been helping people within the group. I don't know what people would do without this help, and I for one am very grateful for the support."