Just In Case perform at Stay Up Late Scotland gig in Aberdeen

November 16, 2018

 

 

Two of the people we work for along with a Personal Development Worker, all from Aberdeen have formed a rock band.

The band called Just In Case performed 4 songs at the Stay Up Late Scotland Inclusive Gig Night at the city’s Beach Ballroom venue on the evening of Thursday 15th of November. The night included many bands and solo artists with and without disabilities.

Just In Case includes Paul Stratton on Drums, Shaun Sinclair on the Harmonica and PDW Jack Devall on Guitar.

They played 4 songs in total to an enthusiastic crowd.

Well done guys! We look forward to hearing more from Just In Case in future 🙂

Risking a Real Life conference in Aberdeen

 

 

Our Aberdeen team attended the ‘Risking a Real Life’ conference at the Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen on Thursday 15th November.

This was a conference looking at making good decisions together around issues of ‘risk and opportunity’ – how we enable risk rather than trying to manage it.

C-Change Aberdeen Support Advisor Ryan Murray was one of the speakers at this event.

This conference was organised and run by the organisation In Control Scotland.

Ladysbridge Stories Finale Event

May 21, 2018

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We celebrated the finale of our Ladysbridge Stories project with our project partners Project Ability in Aberdeen on the evening of Wednesday 16th of May. This took place at The Rox Hotel in Aberdeen City Centre (directly after our Being Human Conference).

Ladysbridge Stories was a year long social history project on the former Ladysbridge hospital in Banff (Aberdeenshire). This involved former residents (labelled as ‘Patients’ at the time) telling their stories and creating art describing their experience of life in the former hospital.

The Finale Event was an opportunity for everyone to let their hair down and celebrate!

 

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There was some heartfelt and touching speeches from project participants and former residents of the hospital followed by a buffet and some upbeat and lively tunes by DJ Kit Kat Kenny.

To find out more about Ladysbridge Stories visit the following dedicated website for the project: www.ladysbridgestories.com

Click here to view photos from the Celebration Finale Event via Flickr
Click here to download our ‘memory map’ project memento

A big thank you to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding this project.

 

Being Human Conference – Aberdeen, May 2018

 

This was the 3rd in a series of conferences on the subject of Human Rights and Self Directed Support hosted by C-Change Scotland. The conference was held at The Rox Hotel in Aberdeen on the afternoon of Wednesday 16th of May.

We welcomed 130 people to this sold out event.

 

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We heard some great talks and inspiring stories over the course of the afternoon.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our speakers.

Many thanks to Sam Smith (C-Change Scotland CEO), Kenny Bruce (Individual C-Change works for), Ryan Murray (C-Change Aberdeen Support Advisor), Gordon Paterson (Care Inspectorate), Jess Wade (Self Directed Support Scotland), Shayo Lai and Marnie MacDonald (Scottish Care), John Swinton (University of Aberdeen), Paul Stratton (Individual works for) & Shona Perfect (Paul’s Mum).

All talks were very relevant and engaging. We were privileged to be joined by such inspirational people.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the members of our Panel.

Lesley Dunbar (Aberdeen City Council), Jane Russel (ACVO and Volunteer Aberdeen), Dame Anne Begg (Former MP & Disability Rights Campaigner) and John Gallon (Disability Rights Campaigner)

It was a fantastic discussion and we very much value your contribution.

 

Kenny’s Story (Shown at conference)

Paul’s Story (Shown at conference)

 

Click here to download our Conference Programme (PDF)

Click here to download our ‘Being Human – Challenging the norms in health and social care for people with disabilities’ booklet (PDF).

Click here to view photos from the conference via Flickr

 

A massive thank you once again to everyone involved as well as everyone who attended. All helping to make the event such a success.

 

Videos of all talks will be made available in the near future.

 

Learning Disability Week and Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

May 14, 2018

 

We have two fantastic events coming up this Wednesday as part of Learning Disability Week 2018 and Mental Health Awareness Week 2018.

Our Being Human (Human Rights and Self Directed Support) conference will take place from 12:45pm – 5pm on Wednesday 16th at The Rox Hotel in Aberdeen. To find out more please visit: https://c-change.org.uk/news/human-conference-aberdeen-may-2018/

The finale event of Ladysbridge stories with our project partners Project Ability will take place from 5:30pm – 9pm on Wednesday 16th at The Rox Hotel in Aberdeen. To find out more please visit: https://c-change.org.uk/news/ladysbridge-stories-project-finale-event

 

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Paul’s Story

May 4, 2018

Ladysbridge Stories Project – Finale Event Invite

May 3, 2018

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Our Ladysbridge stories workshops in Aberdeen have now come to an end.

C-Change and Project Ability will be holding a finale event on Wednesday 16th of May at the Rox Hotel in Aberdeen from 5.30pm – 9pm (same day and venue as our Being Human Conference)

There will be a drinks reception, presentations, buffet and a Disco!

All Welcome to attend.

Click here to download event poster.

If you would like to join us please RSVP Sheryl Walker at C-Change;

e-mail: sheryl.walker@c-change.org.uk

Phone: 0141 427 2946

www.ladysbridgestories.com

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Challenging the norms in health and social care for people with disabilities

March 25, 2018

 

Click image below to download and read Being Human: Challenging the norms in health and social care for people with disabilities

Our experience of working with some wonderful individuals in Aberdeen and how their lives moved forward.

 

Being Human Conference – Aberdeen, May 2018

March 16, 2018

 

C-Change Scotland will be hosting the 3rd in a series of conference on the subject of Human Rights and Self Directed Support on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at the Rox Hotel in Aberdeen.

This is a half day (afternoon) conference will take place from 12.45pm – 5pm and lunch will be provided.

We will have a range of influential speakers on the subject as well as stories from individuals who’s lives have been transformed for the better.

Our guest speakers include:
Gordon Patterson (Care Inspectorate)
Professor John Swinton (University of Aberdeen)
Shayo Lai (Scottish Care)
Jess Wade (SDS Scotland

There will also be a Panel Discussion with audience participation.

The event aims to stimulate thinking and generate conversation amongst those present and beyond.

This event follows on from two successful conferences held in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire in 2017.

Ticket price is £20 per person. Unemployed / Carers Free

Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite:
beinghumanconferenceaberdeen.eventbrite.com

Please click here to download and view Event Running Order

Please click here to download and view Event Flyer

 

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Being Human Conference – Aberdeen, 16th of May 2018

February 1, 2018

 
We welcomed over 150 people to our Being Human Conference at Airdrie Town Hall on the afternoon of Thursday 23rd of November.

This was the second in a series of events on the subject of Human Rights and Self Directed Support hosted by C-Change. The first was held in Glasgow, June 2017

At our November conference we had a range of influential speakers on this subject including representatives from the Scottish Government, North Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership as well as stories from individuals whos lives have been transformed for the better.

We will be holding our 3rd Being Human conference on Wednesday 16th of May 2018 in Aberdeen. This will be held at The Rox Hotel in Aberdeen City Centre.

Further details of this will be available very soon.

For all the latest please keep an eye on our facebook and twitter:
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