dates-n-mates Kiltwalk raises over £3K

Published: May 30, 2018


Many thanks to the dates-n-mates Scotland members, family members, volunteers, staff, friends and well-wishers who took part in the Kiltwalk 2018 or generously sponsored our walkers

We are pleased to announce that our fabulous team has raised a whopping £3,135.30!!!

Everyone who took part has done a fantastic job, but we’d like to say a special thank you to dates-n-mates Renfrewshire member John Hainey who raised an incredible £561.

We’d also like to say a special thank you to C-Change Area Lead Jules Crispin – who donned the tartan and walked a special Kiltwalk while in Uganda and raised over £300!

We are very grateful to everyone involved and the money raised will make a big difference to our dates-n-mates project.



Ladysbridge Stories Finale Event

Published: May 21, 2018



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!




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:

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.




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

Published: 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:

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:


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Paul’s Story

Published: May 4, 2018

Ladysbridge Stories Project – Finale Event Invite

Published: May 3, 2018


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;


Phone: 0141 427 2946



Care Inspection – March 2018



logoWe had an unannounced care inspection by the Care Inspectorate on our central belt services on 16th of March 2018.

From this inspection we were graded the following:

Quality of care and support: 5 – Very Good
Quality of staffing: 5 – Very Good

Click here to download the full report.

Click here to download an accessible copy of this report.