Club LATE – April 2017

Published: March 28, 2017

LATE Poster - April 2017 17553667_830287583795011_2870588824375763409_nOur next inclusive club night with dates-n-mates, LATE will take place on Tuesday 25th of April at G2 (The Garage2) on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow City Centre from 7:30pm – 11pm.

We will be celebrating 5 years of LATE – the first club night of its type in Scotland.

Tickets are £4 if purchased in advance. This will be the 13th LATE night since the launch on Tuesday 10th of April 2012 at the former Arches venue in Glasgow.

You can purchase tickets online via the following page of the dates-n-mates Glasgow website: dates-n-mates.co.uk/events/event/club-late-5th-anniversary

Tickets are £5 members and £7 for non members if purchased on the night.

We look forward to seeing you there!

To keep up to date with all things LATE visit the following facebook page:

facebook.com/clublateglasgow

Human Rights Workshop – March 2017

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On Wednesday 15th of March, Donna Nicholson from Learning Disability Alliance Scotland (LDAS) came to the C-Change base to present an accessible workshop on Human Rights. People C-Change work for, dates-n-mates members and interested members of the public attended.

Donna talked about the History of Human Rights and the way the UK has made Human Rights part of the legal system. She also talked about how Human Rights are relevant to our daily lives.

The group got to put some of the ideas talked about into practice by voting on what was important to them. The rights that people in the group were particularly interested in talking about were the right to privacy, the right to home and family life, and the right to live free from abuse and harassment. Importantly, the group discussed the steps you can take if you feel your rights aren’t being respected.

Donna did a great job of making the information easy to understand and linking it to people’s real experiences.

Find out more about Human Rights, access videos, publications and other relevant resources via The Scottish Human Rights Commission website: www.scottishhumanrights.com

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UNCRPD Report: Disabled People’s Rights In Scotland

Published: March 24, 2017

The Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have reported to the UN Committee for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) – the issues, and recommendations to the Scottish and UK governments, are explained in this short animation.

You can read the reports in more detail (in PDF or Word format, or as a British Sign Language – BSL – video) at the Commission’s website: http://www.scottishhumanrights.com/news/new-reports-submitted-to-un-on-disability-rights-in-scotland/ or on the EHRC website, at https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/un-convention-rights-persons-disabilities-scotland

Visit the Commission’s website – www.scottishhumanrights.com

Ladysbridge Hospital, Social History Project

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Published: 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

Ladysbridge Hospital Project

Published: March 20, 2017

 
Lennox_Castle_workshopsC-Change and Project Ability have received £40,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Ladysbridge Hospital Project, in Aberdeen and Glasgow. Led by a project team managed by Project Ability and C-Change, the project focuses on the heritage of people with learning disabilities living in Aberdeenshire and nationally.

The project will enable people with learning disabilities who had lived at Ladysbridge Hospital in Banff, 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.

This project is similar to our Lennox Castle Stories project with Project Ability which took place in 2011/12. For more information on this please visit: www.lennoxcastlestories.co.uk



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. The project launch is on Tuesday 16th May, at Aberdeen Arts Centre and Theatre 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.

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.”

Please click here for an article on this via the Aberdeen Press and Journal

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Project Scotland

Published: March 15, 2017

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Over the past year, C-Change has worked in partnership with Project Scotland to create opportunities to help young people get on in life through volunteering. Over the past year, C-Change and dates-n-mates have benefited from the skills and enthusiasm of two Project Scotland volunteers, Rebecca and Paida, who each volunteered for between 20 – 30 hours per week for 3 months.

These volunteers offer their energy and talents for a specific time period and often undertake a special project while they’re with us. In return they gain the practical experience that helps them build future success.

Paida recalls her time with us: “My official role in the team was an Admin assistant and Event planner, however this cannot fully describe the variety of wonderful work I was able to participate in. For the most part each day was different; from a day in the office attending to calls and sending out information to members, to another day out in town searching for accessible venues, to another day of planning for events and other days spent with members at different events.”

Rebecca and Paida both made a great contribution to our work and, although we were sad to see them move on, we look forward to working with more Project Scotland volunteers in future.

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Volunteer Paida (above)

Find out more about Project Scotland by visiting the following website:
www.projectscotland.co.uk

Human Rights Workshop

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Published: March 13, 2017

C-Change are linking with Learning Disability Alliance Scotland (LDAS) who are providing a 1 hour workshop and easy read guide on Human Rights.

This workshop will provide you with information on what your rights are and how the legislation affects you.

This will take place on Wednesday 15th of March 2017 at 2pm at the C-Change base.

Please contact C-Change on 0141 427 2946 or info@c-change.org.uk to book your place (spaces are limited).

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C-Change News Video – March 2017

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Check out our news video for March 2017. Click below to view now via our You Tube channel: