About Us

Safety, Hope and Care in the Heart of our Community 

Community House is a unique local facility for children, young people and adults to meet and share. It is not institutionally based but follows the concept of family life like visiting friends. The activities are informal and person centred. We are a vibrant, happy place filled with respect, compassion and confidence, where aspirations and friendships are fostered and thrive. 

Community House’s vision is for a safer, stronger and more cohesive community, with opportunities for self-development and growth being accessible by all members of our community; to work to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Bowmar area of Alloa. 

The family atmosphere that is fostered in Community House provides that safe place for all. 

Support our Work!

Raising self-esteem, self-confidence and aspirations

Community House is situated in an area of high deprivation in the town of Alloa, Clackmannanshire. The aim of the project is to build positive relationships throughout the community by raising self-esteem, self-confidence and aspirations through a wide range of activities. We provide a free service to the community and rely on vital fundraising efforts to sustain our work.

Meet the Team

Community House have 6 staff members

Islean Stuart

Project Manager

Islean Stuart is the newest member of our family, she joined us in January 2024 as our Project Manager and comes with a wealth of knowledge from working with children and families. Islean is excited to be part of Community House and is looking forward to getting to know everyone, she feels lucky to be a part of such a wonderful service.

Sharlene Haggart

Family Practitioner

Sharlene has been employed at Community House for over fourteen years, Sharlene boasts a wealth of experience as a family practitioner, a professional within the third sector who is trained to deliver THRIVE and Own My Life.  Supporting our families and helping to make a difference in their lives is the most satisfying part of the job.

Kelly Tadrowski

Family Practitioner

Kelly has worked at Community House for over eleven years. She has an HNC in Social Services and is trained to deliver THRIVE & Own My Life.  Being able to deliver these group helps to engage with families, achieving successful outcomes and building positive and fundamental relationships with families. Being able to come to work every day and make a difference in families lives is such a big part of the community we work in and makes it all worthwhile.

Tracy Smith

Practioners Assistant

Tracy is new to the community but brings with her many years of experience. She is qualified as a Triple P and Own My Life facilitator in addition to having been trained in Safe and Together and ASD.  In her previous life, she was a Nanny, who taught through the Montessori method. Tracy loves working within the community and getting to know the families that she supports.

Angela Shaw

Practioners Assistant

Angela works at Community House as a Practitioner’s Assistant and is new to our family.  Angela has been made to feel very welcome from all of our families and staff at Community House.  Angela has recently qualified as a Triple P facilitator and is looking forward to delivering this groupwork and working with local families.

Claire Leister

Student Volunteer

Claire is studying her social work degree and is using Community House as her placement to build her knowledge and skill base in the sector.  Claire is wonderful with our families and a welcome addition to Community House.

We are also supported by a valued team of Voluntary Trustees.