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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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:
facebook.com/cchangescotland
twitter.com/cchangescotland
 
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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

 

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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