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.