‘Getting a Life Not A Service’ – SDS Aberdeen Conference

Published: March 30, 2015



Representatives of C-Change Aberdeen, dates-n-mates and The Shine Partnership attended The Self Directed Support (SDS) Showcase ‘Getting a Life, Not a Service’ event held at The Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen on the evening of Monday 30th of March.

This event highlighted films showing individuals living in Aberdeen personal experiences of SDS, giving them a chance to tell their own stories of the positive difference SDS has made to their lives.

New dates-n-mates Aberdeen Directors, Bruce Stewart and Sarah Paterson were there manning an information stall, to help spread the great news that C-Change Scotland will soon to be launching dates-n-mates Aberdeen!

Club LATE – March 2015

Published: March 5, 2015



LATE is Scotland’s first fully inclusive club night organised and run by C-Change Scotland & dates-n-mates, and held at The Arches venue in Glasgow.

LATE in 2015 kicked off on Thursday 5th of March.

There was a fantastic DJ line up including DJ JP, DJ Robin, Capital FM’s DJ Garry Spence and the award winning Yorkshire groovster DJ Rory Hoy.

Thank you to all our DJ’s, Volunteers, The Arches staff and of course all of you LATE clubbers! The tunes were awesome and the dancefloor electric.

Click here to view photos from this event

If you missed out this time, the good news is we have three more LATE nights to come this year!

There will be further LATE nights on Thursday 2nd of July, Thursday 24th of September & Thursday 19th of November.

Keep an eye on our facebook fan-page for more information on our upcoming LATE nights:


Care Inspectorate Report, 2015



C-Change Scotland had an unannounced Care Inspectorate evaluation on the 17th of March 2015

We received the following grades from the this inspection:

Quality of Care & Support: 4 – Good

Quality of Staffing: 5 – Very Good

Quality of Management & Leadership: 4 – Good

Click here to download the full report