My Support Works For Me – Stories from people we work for

Published: September 27, 2018

 

A collection of stories from some of the people we work for. Some great examples of achievements, success or people simply living their good life.

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Being Human Conference, Glasgow 2018 – Summary Document

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We have produced a summary document of our Glasgow Being Human 2018 Conference & Book Launch, we held at the end of August this year. This was titled Being Human: Human Rights and Social Care Putting Rights into Practice.

This document includes a brief summary of the conference itself as well as feedback given on the day.

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C-Change Scotland Annual Report 2017/18

Published: September 17, 2018

 

We are very pleased to reveal our Annual Report for the period April 2017 to end of March 2018. Our Annual Report for this year is titled Being Human = Human Being. The title takes inspiration from two Human Rights and Self-Directed Support conferences entitled Being Human that we held during this period.

The work of C-Change Scotland takes a Human Rights based approach, empowering people to live life to its fullest potential whilst being active citizens within their community. The organisation is also committed to working with others to change the world for the better, drawing on the transformative potential of this approach. Our Annual Report aims to show this in action through stories from people we work for, partnership working, reports, projects and events.

The themes of our latest Annual Report are based on the PANEL Principles of Participation, Accountability, Non-discrimination, Equality, Empowerment and Legality.

This report demonstrates the organisation’s achievements in 2017/18 in putting these principles into practice.

Click here to download and view our Annual Report 2017/18 (PDF)

 

 

Challenging Social Care Decisions in Scotland: A Legal Guide

Published: September 14, 2018

 

The aim of this guide is to help explain when decisions made about social care can be challenged using the law; and how to go about doing it. The guide attempts to answer the simple questions: “is there a legal duty to provide social care; and is there a legal route for service users to enforce that duty?”

The guide:

  • Introduces key legal concepts.
  • Discusses the legal definition of social care and whether the law gives a legal right to social care.
  • Describes the way in which decisions of public authorities, including local authorities, can be challenged in the courts.
  • Outlines where social care decisions relating to individuals might be open to challenge.
  • Highlights the relevant parts of human rights law, showing how these could apply to social care decisions.
  • Looks at how other, more general, decisions relating to social care could be challenged and shows how the Equality Act 2010 might be relevant in these challenges.

Click here to download Challenging Social Care Decisions in Scotland – A Legal Guide (PDF) by Tim Haddow (Advocate), published by MECOPP.
 

dates-n-mates Lottery Funding Success!

Published: September 13, 2018

 

 

We are very pleased to announce that our project dates-n-mates has been awarded £120,000 by the Big Lottery Fund over the next three years to fund their work as Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency run by and for people with learning disabilities.

John-Paul Moffat, Director for Dates-n-mates Glasgow said ‘We want to say a massive Thank You! to every person who plays the National Lottery. People with learning disabilities often face loneliness and isolation, but thanks to this Lottery funding dates-n-mates members in Glasgow and Renfrewshire will have opportunities to meet new people, get out and about and find friendship and romance.”

“The Big Lottery Fund has already been very generous in its support for dates-n-mates”, said Project Co-ordinator Lesley Miller, “This money will help to sustain dates-n-mates for the next 3 years. Our members tell us how important dates-n-mates is to them. People with learning disabilities, don’t always have the same opportunities as other people to develop a social life. Simply having the chance to meet new people and get out and about transforms people’s lives – and it’s the people who play the Lottery who make this possible.”

dates-n-mates offers adults with a learning disability a varied monthly programme of social and dating events in and around their local community. For more information visit dates-n-mates.co.uk