Being Human Conference – Glasgow, June 2017



C-Change with The Shine Partnership hosted a conference on the subject of Human Rights & Self Directed Support on the afternoon of Thursday 15th of June 2017. 120 delegates joined us at this sold out event to listen to some inspirational speakers on the subject held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow City Centre.

C-Change Scotland CEO Sam Smith opened the event asking how we make rights more tangible, more real for everyone? That policy and robust guidance isn’t enough to uphold human rights where self directed support is not translated into practice.

We were joined on the day by an impressive line-up of guest speakers. Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport, Rob Greig, CEO of NDTI and former National Director for Learning Disability for the Government; Cathy Asante of the Scottish Human Rights Commission; Tom Cowan of Aberdeen Health & Social Care Partnership and Andrew Strong of Alliance Scotland.

Our keynote speaker, Sandy (a man C-Change works for) spent 37 years in residential care. Sandy told a hard-hitting story with directly relevant experience of having his freedom curtailed. Sandy then took part in a panel discussion to debate relevant issues and answer audience questions.

Click here to view Sandy’s Story (via YouTube)

The conference was a great success and we thank all our speakers and everyone who attended.

Click here to view photos from the event via our Flickr page

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