Our Aims and Principles

Aims

Green Routes is a registered Scottish charity, registration No SC039334, based in Gartmore, near Aberfoyle, Stirling.

Our objectives are:

  1. The advancement of education and training for people with additional support needs and others disadvantaged in the labour market
  2. The development of employment opportunities for people with additional support needs and others disadvantaged in the labour market
  3. The advancement of sustainable development

Principles

We aim to be recognised as a leading education centre in Central Scotland in developing people with additional support needs or from backgrounds which disadvantage them in terms of employment, to enable them to realise their full potential and, where they have the capacity, to progress towards employability and independent living. We aim to be a preferred supplier for students, parents, carers and purchasers.

Green Routes, with its horticultural base, is designed to meet the needs of students and provide them with a range of opportunities, including rural and independent living skills.

We will be able to demonstrate a sustainable flow of people into Green Routes and onwards within the organisation and beyond.

We will continue to deliver tangible outcomes of benefit to students and related to their individual needs – communication skills, self-esteem, and employability skills.

Through our employability strategy, we will continue to support our students through outreach opportunities to progress, where appropriate, to paid employment

Student influence will continue to be demonstrated and students will be engaged in the ‘enterprise’ through their contribution. The health and well being of our students is very important to us.

We aim to be financially sustainable, and to have service level agreements with local authorities for both individual students and school groups, and income from private financial arrangements.

It is envisaged we will need grant funding for planned development and expansion

We will be integrated into the areas in which we are based and benefit from local goodwill. We will continue to demonstrate the contribution that people with additional support needs can make to their communities.

We will continue to work with other, like-minded organisations and partners, and will promote and practise the principles of sustainability so far as possible.