dates-n-mates 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & Ceilidh Party

Published: November 29, 2018

 

 
Well done team dates-n-mates on a great 10 Year Celebration Party on Thursday 29th November with a free Ceilidh for members, their family, friends and support at the Hilton Grosvenor hotel in Glasgow.

We are privileged to have such dedicated and passionate colleagues.

We officially celebrated 10 years of dates-n-mates

We are very proud how far our dating and friendship agency project for adults with learning disabilities has come over the last decade and the positive difference it has made to so many people’s lives.

As well as Glasgow we have since established dates-n-mates projects in AberdeenRenfrewshire and will soon be launching in Falkirk.

A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved over the last decade, helping to make it such a success. We massively appreciate you all 🙂

Click here to view photos from the night (via facebook)

Find out more about dates-n-mates via:
dates-n-mates.co.uk

dates-n-mates Celebrate 10 Years!

Published: November 28, 2018

We will be officially celebrating 10 years of dates-n-mates tomorrow evening with a free Ceilidh for members, their family, friends and support at the Hilton Grosvenor hotel in Glasgow.

We are very proud how far our dating and friendship agency project for adults with learning disabilities has come over the last decade and the positive difference it has made to so many people’s lives.

As well as Glasgow we have since established dates-n-mates projects in Aberdeen, Renfrewshire and will soon be launching in Falkirk.

A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved over the last decade, helping to make it such a success. We massively appreciate you all 🙂

Find out more about dates-n-mates via:
dates-n-mates.co.uk

Support Advisor Forum

Published: November 23, 2018

 


 

Our Support Advisor (SA) colleagues representing all our localities met in Perth on Thursday 22nd November for the Support Advisor Forum.

These Forums take place quarterly. They are a great opportunity for colleagues from all areas we work in to catch up, plan together, share good practice and success stories.

The focus yesterday was on recruitment and training.

One of our Support Advisor colleagues delivered a presentation to their colleagues for discussion and feedback around supporting new team members to better understand their role and the role of the Support Advisor. This was agreed by all Support Advisors as a proposed way forward.

We feel privileged to have such great colleagues! 🙂

dates-n-mates Christmas Parties 2018

Published: November 21, 2018

 

There are four great dates-n-mates Christmas Parties coming up in December. These are all ‘open events’ so everyone is welcome to attend! See details of each below:

 

dates-n-mates Renfrewshire Christmas Party
Thursday 6th December 2018 from 7pm – 11pm at Grabriel’s, Paisley
£8 for members, £10 for non-members and £2 for Support / Carers
DJ, Karaoke, Buffet and Raffle
Click here for further information via the dates-n-mates Renfrewshire Website

 

dates-n-mates Glasgow Christmas Party
Thursday 13th December from 7pm – 10pm at Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry
£8 for members, £10 for non-members and £2 for Support / Carers
Live Band, Festive Buffet and Raffle
Click here for further information via the dates-n-mates Glasgow Website

 

dates-n-mates Aberdeen Christmas Party
Thursday 20th December 2018 from 6pm – 9pm at the Copthorne Hotel, Aberdeen
£15 for members, £17 for non-members and £15 for Support / Carers
Live Band, 2 course traditional Christmas meal and raffle
Click here for further information via the dates-n-mates Renfrewshire Website

 

dates-n-mates Falkirk Christmas Party (Pre-launch event)
Thursday 20th of December from 7pm – 10:30pm at Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk
Event completely free for everyone to attend though booking essential.
DJ, Buffet and Raffle

Please contact our dates-n-mates Scotland team to book your place:

Phone: 0141 427 2957 e-mail: dnmFalkirk@c-change.org.uk
Click here for further information via the dates-n-mates Falkirk website

 

This is a pre-launch event for dates-n-mates Falkirk. Full launch of our new dates-n-mates project in Falkirk will take place on Valentines 2019.

 

All dates-n-mates websites available via:
dates-n-mates.co.uk

 

SCLD Learning Disability Awards 2019

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The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) announce that the Learning Disability Awards 2019 are now officially open for nominations!

If you know a person or group of people with learning disabilities who you think deserve recognition for their talents, achievements or contribution to their community, then it’s time to get nominating!

Click below for further information and to make a nomination via the SCLD website:

www.scld.org.uk/learning-disability-week/learning-disability-awards

Nominations close on Monday 4th of February 2019.

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

Published: 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

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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.

Falkirk team building afternoon

Published: November 6, 2018

 

The first C-Change Falkirk team building afternoon was held on the 2nd of November.

The Falkirk team came together to share success stories and celebrate their skills, knowledge and good work thus far.

This was also a great opportunity for everyone involved to catch up, reflect and forward plan.

Huge thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to such a positive afternoon 😊