Being Human Conference – November 2017

Published: September 29, 2017


BeingHumanLogoWe are very pleased to announce our next Being Human conference which will take place at Airdrie Town Hall in North Lanarkshire on Thursday 23rd of November from 1pm – 5pm.

This is the second in a series of events on the subject of Human Rights and Self Directed Support hosted by C-Change Scotland.

Key themes of the day will be supported decision making, equalities and transitions.

We will have 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 who’s lives have been transformed for the better. We will also have a Panel Discussion with audience participation.

This event follows on from our highly successful first event on the subject, held in Glasgow, June 2017.

Early Bird Tickets are £15 each if booked before Monday 6th of November 2017. Regular price ticket is £30 each.

Free Entry for people C-Change work for and employees, members of dates-n-mates, unemployed and carers (though booking is essential).

Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite:

Please click here to download our Being Human conference flyer.



Life is a Risky Business…

Published: September 20, 2017


Life is a Risky Business…

An afternoon organised in partnership between In Control Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) exploring making good decisions together around risk, exploring positive risk and opportunity.

Date: Thursday, 5th of October 2017
Venue: Scottish Youth Theatre, Brunswick Street, Glasgow

The day will be followed by an evening of inclusive bands and music between 7pm – 10pm promoting the aims of ‘Stay Up Late Scotland’ which is about getting the right support to live the life you want. There will also be a ‘pop-up bar’ available for refreshments.

Afternoon session: from 12.30 pm until 4.30 pm
Evening music session: from 7.00 pm until 10.00 pm

There are no tickets in advance. This is a FREE event though please book your place. Feel free to pay what you want, all proceeds go to the bands!

For further details and/or to reserve a place contact June Dunlop at In-Control Scotland:

Phone: 0141 440 5250

Click here to download flyer for afternoon event

Click here to download flyer for evening event

Ladysbridge Stories – September 2017 Update

Published: September 18, 2017

Our Ladysbridge Stories project with Project Ability has just concluded with 3 days of activities including a site visit to the former hospital grounds, workshops and a visit to the NHS Grampian Archives in Aberdeen.

Tuesday 12th: The group went to Banff to the former site of the Ladysbridge Hospital, followed with high tea afterwards.

Wednesday 13th: In the morning the group paid an informative and emotional visit to the NHS Grampian Archives located at the Aberdeen University, where they learned about the lives of the former residents. In the afternoon the group was back in the Aberdeen Art Centre for some creative activities.

Thursday 14th: On the final day of the workshops, the group focused on putting their findings of the past couple of days and own stories on paper through drawings. They have also created some amazing marbled papers inspired from the NHS Archives.

Ladysbridge Stories workshops will return to Aberdeen in the new year.

To keep up to date with all the latest news on the project visit facebook: and/or via the project website

dates-n-mates Open Board Presentation

Published: September 13, 2017

A massive well done to our dates-n-mates colleagues for their fantastic presentation about the history, present and future of our dates-n-mates project at the C-Change Open Board yesterday.

Thank you for all the great work you do dates-n-mates Glasgow, dates-n-mates Renfrewshire and dates-n-mates Aberdeen teams!

19 Stories of Social Inclusion

Published: September 8, 2017

19 Stories19 Stories brings attention to the right to living independently & being included in the community under Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Find out more about the project, including lessons and research about inclusive citizenship for all.

The 19 videos on the following web page share the many ways Australians with disabilities belong and contribute to their communities.

You can view these here:

Ladysbridge Stories – Further Workshops and Day Activities



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 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

C-Change Open Board Meeting – September 2017


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We would like to invite you to the C-Change Scotland Open Board meeting which will take place next Tuesday (12th of September) from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.

There will be a presentation on dates-n-mates Scotland – looking back, what is happening now and the future of the project. We will also be highlighting our new Annual Report and Website.

This will take place at the C-Change Scotland base in Ibrox, Glasgow.

Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be provided.

Click here to view flyer for this event.

C-Change News Video – September 2017


Paul’s Life Changing Passion for Running

Published: September 1, 2017

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