Summer Update 2023

Over the summer, Street Level and Carluke YFCL have been able to offer 33 free outings and activities as well as weekly 18 drop-in sessions in the centre, totalling in 556 engagements with young people and families. Carluke schools hub took place week 5 and 6 of the school holidays with 77 different young people attending over the two weeks with approximately 50 families directly impacted by this support. 

Through partnership with Community Connections, Carluke YFCL were able to support in hosting a Community Fun Day at the John Cumming stadium. Thankfully this was on one of the sunnier days over the holidays so with approximately 300 people in attendance it was a fantastic day. A huge thanks everyone who came along and to those who helped make the day such a success. 

The Summer programme has been very busy and staff have also been planning for groups starting again. There will be a couple of changes to regular evenings and times for sessions so please keep an eye on our social media pages for what’s on at Street Level.

Newsletter June 2020

Street Level Newsletter

Download our latest newsletter to keep up to date with what we are doing during the Coronavirus pandemic, and what measures we are taking to keep the youth of Carluke connected.

Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Due to the current outbreak of Covid 19 and in line with Government and Health Department advice and instructions, our building on Stewart Street will be closed until further notice.

Our project leader Jim, along with his colleagues in Universal Connections will continue to do all they can to maintain contact with the young people using social media platforms such as Facebook, messenger and Zoom.

In the meantime, we have included various links with information and advice on how to keep safe and well during this time.

Most of the following links and more are available on our own Facebook page where you can access more up-to-date news and message us with any questions or concerns

Questions for kids answered

Emotional resilience

South Lanarkshire Covid 19 advice


Home Learning – games and activities

Scams awareness

BBC Bitesize

25 years of Street Level

As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, we held a praise night in St. Andrews Church. It was great to be able to invite as our guest speaker, our first ever full time youth worker (the now Reverend) Stewart Cutler.

Stewart’s talk took us back to the beginning of the outreach work of Street Level and how it had been an important part of his development. He also praised the work that the project continued to commit to.

We also heard from Lily, who has been coming to Street Level for just a year, and from Megan who has been a regular for 12 to 13 years, both as a young person and as a volunteer. They told their “stories” and very eloquently told how Street Level had been an influence on them and what it had meant to them.

The “storytelling” continued with our current Project Leader telling us how he became involved as a volunteer and now has been the Project Leader for over 22 years.

We were also entertained by GRACE NOTES who provided some beautiful singing to assist us in praising and thanking God for all the blessings the project has received over the past 25 years.

There was also a letter handed in from one of our young people, Caitlin (Affectionately known in Street Level as “Jammies”). She said:

“25 Years E? That number comes with great power and great responsibility. Also with unthinkable levels of love and support for, potentially, thousands of young people, none of which would be feasible without the Street Level staff, who throughout the years have shed light on the lives of many, and led the way to a path much needed by many of the young people. However, to many of us 25 will be a difficult time of our lives, what some of us call graduation day. It’s our time as adults, shaped out and taught by the best to display all the preparation and hard work put into us over the years. As we leave and carry on projecting such lessons like patience, belief and guidance to others, just like Jesus did to his followers, and like you did with us. With 2353 days to go for me, I intend to progress with your tough knowledge and life lessons to prepare me for the life ahead of me. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Praise and thanks tonight would not be enough for everything you do for me and the rest of us “Your Children” Jammies xx

Live music returns to Street Level

On Friday 31st May after many years in the doldrums, the live music scene returned to Street Level with a BANG! With sets from young local band from Wishaw – The Latitude, a band all the way from Paris France – Howlin’ City and a show-stealing performance by our very own home-grown talent – Vienna & Matthew.

We are hoping to make this a regular event with possibly monthly gig nights. If you are in a band or know of anyone who would like the chance to perform get it touch with us. This venue is particularly (but not exclusively) to give young bands a chance to showcase their talents.

The Howlin’ City
The Latitude
Matthew & Vienna