Now Recruiting: Area Lead position in Aberdeen.

October 25, 2017

 

We are now recruiting for the position of Area Lead (Social Care Manager) in Aberdeen.

Are you creative, motivated and confident with a ‘can do approach’? Can you commit to working autonomously and collaboratively in line with C-Change’s aims, ethos and values?

In this strategic role you will oversee & lead with the development of the Aberdeen area in line with the personalisation agenda.

Click here to download advert (PDF)

Click here for more information and to apply

 

C-Change Aberdeen - Area Lead - November 2017

Ladysbridge Stories – Further Workshops and Day Activities

September 8, 2017

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Our Ladysbridge Stories project with Project Ability is back in Aberdeen next week with a bus trip to the former Ladysbridge Hospital in Banff, a visit to the NHS Grampian Archive and Visual Arts Workshops.

The trip is free of charge and will take place on Tuesday 12th of September from 10am – 4pm. Please contact Project Ability by phone 0141 552 2822 or e-mail info@project-ability.co.uk for more information and to book your place.

The visit to the Archive will take place on Wednesday 13th of September . If you wish to come along meet at the ACT Aberdeen at 10am. There will be a free lunch and workshops after the visit.

Visual Arts Workshops will be taking place all day on Thursday 14th of September. Lunch again will be provided free of charge.

Click here to download the flyer for this

Paul’s Life Changing Passion for Running

September 1, 2017

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We started working with Paul over a year ago now in Aberdeen. Paul was a man full of potential and in the last year that potential has really started to shine thanks to his hard work and determination.

Paul had shown an interest some time ago in getting fitter and spending his time in a more constructive way.

In early summer 2016 Paul started Military Fitness training weekly (with encouragement from C-Change Aberdeen Area Lead Mike Culley) whilst also going to the local gym at least once a week. At the gym Paul started running with gradual inclines for 30 minutes, increasing recently up to 1 hour 30 minutes on a regular basis.

In late Summer 2016 Paul took part in the C-Change Aberdeen 15K Celebration Run, supporting a few of the people we work for to do parts of this. Afterwards he seemed to be even more determined to continue with his training.

Paul has worked hard and kept his training up and has started achieving some very impressive fitness goals.

A massive congratulations to Paul for completing the 15K Beach Ballistic obstacle course (with 24 obstacles) in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire on Saturday 26th of August. A further massive congratulations for very impressively completing the first ever Great Aberdeen Run Half Marathon the very next day with a very respectable time of 2 hours and 21 minutes.

Paul’s recent achievements have been recognised in an article in the Aberdeen Evening Express. Click here to read this online now.

Paul is already looking forward to taking part in the Banchory Beast obstacle race in September this year.

Well done Paul!
 
Paul Stratton, who suffers from autism has turned his life around through running and fitness and attends a Military Fitness class at Hazlehead Park. From left, Paul Stratton, Military Fitness owner Norman McConnachie and Mike Culley from C-Change. 31/08/17. Picture by KATH FLANNERY

Aberdeen Care Inspectorate Report – May 2017

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August 10, 2017

 

We are very pleased and proud to let you know that C-Change in Aberdeen received top grades for a care Inspectorate evaluation undertaken on the 22nd of May 2017.

The service was graded the following:

Quality of care and support: 6 (excellent)

Quality of staffing: 6 (Excellent)

(out of a possible 6)

There were no requirements or recommendations.

We would like to congratulate our Aberdeen colleagues for the great work they do, which has been recognised by this Care Inspectorate report.

Please click here to read and download a copy of this report.

For information on the Care Inspectorate please visit:
www.careinspectorate.com

Ladysbridge Hospital, Social History Project

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March 22, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that C-Change Scotland and Project Ability have received £40,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project – Ladysbridge Hospital Project to deliver a social history project in partnership with Project Ability in Aberdeen / Aberdeenshire this year.

The project will enable people with learning disabilities who had lived at Ladysbridge Hospital in Banff (Aberdeenshire), research the history of the hospital and the social history of people with learning disabilities and changing social conditions. Working with professional artists and supported by social care staff, the NHS Grampian Archivist and leading learning disability advocacy services, people with learning disabilities will share their stories in words and pictures to build a unique archive.

The project launch is on Tuesday 16th of May at Aberdeen Arts Centre and Theatre (ACT Aberdeen) and is taking place to mark Learning Disability Week 2017. It is an opportunity to reflect on how the lives of people with learning disabilities in Scotland changed and how we can learn lessons from the past.

Ladysbridge Hospital was opened in 1865 and closed in 2003 and as many ex-patients had connections to the local area they remain to this day in and around Aberdeen having for the most part moved into their own accommodation. These people are now in their fifties, sixties and older and they want their stories to be documented and shared with their community.

Lucy Casot, Head of HLF Scotland, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF is able to help communities learn about and take pride in their local heritage as well as training in new skills. Learning about history can be rewarding, fascinating and fun, and the story of Ladysbridge Hospital, Banff is no exception.”

This will be the 2nd social history project we have delivered in Partnership with Project Ability. The first was a project called Lennox Castle Stories. This took place in 2012/13, focusing on capturing the experience of former residents of Lennox Castle Hospital near Glasgow.

You can find out more about Lennox Castle Stories, view art, videos and read stories from project participants by visiting the following dedicated website: www.lennoxcastlestories.co.uk

You can find out more about the inclusive arts organisation Project Ability by visiting their website: www.project-ability.co.uk