A fond farewell to Aberdeen colleagues

    Lisa has been with the C-Change Aberdeen for over a year now and has been absolutely fantastic asset to all teams (top left in picture). Her work colleagues and the people we work for will miss her. We all wish her the very best of luck in her next adventure. James would also … Continued

Autism Awareness Day: Sarah’s Story

  Tuesday 2nd of April is Autism Awareness Day.   dates-n-mates Aberdeen Director, Sarah, is sharing her personal story of living with Autism and how she has gained independence (see below).   Hi, My name is Sarah, I’m 22 years old and I have Autism. I was diagnosed when I was 3 years old when my grandma who worked … Continued

Support Advisor Forum

    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 … Continued

Risking a Real Life conference in Aberdeen

    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 … Continued

Paul’s Life Changing Passion for Running

  We started working with Paul over a year ago now in Aberdeen. Paul was a man full of potential and in the last year that potential has really started to shine thanks to his hard work and determination. Paul had shown an interest some time ago in getting fitter and spending his time in a … Continued

Aberdeen Open Board & Lunch

  It was a great turn-out on Tuesday 10th of May for the C-Change Open Board & Lunch in Aberdeen. Around 60 people attended this event at the Aberdeen Arts Centre & Theatre (ACT) to hear wonderful talks from our C-Change Aberdeen colleagues, people we work for in Aberdeen and dates-n-mates Aberdeen. The talks gave the C-Change Board … Continued

Aberdeen Social History Project

    We had an amazing day in Aberdeen for our Social History Creative Workshop mid-June with the inclusive arts organisation Project Ability. Our fabulous participants created some impressive artwork and shared their memories of when they stayed in a long stay institution. At the event two old friends met again for the first time … Continued

‘Getting a Life Not A Service’ – SDS Aberdeen Conference

    Representatives of C-Change Aberdeen, dates-n-mates and The Shine Partnership attended The Self Directed Support (SDS) Showcase ‘Getting a Life, Not a Service’ event held at The Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen on the evening of Monday 30th of March. This event highlighted films showing individuals living in Aberdeen personal experiences of SDS, giving them a chance … Continued

The Friendship Event (I’ll Be There) — Aberdeen

    We are very pleased to say that with over 180 people in attendance the ‘I’ll Be There’ Friendship Event on Sunday 26th of October at the Rox Hotel in Aberdeen was a huge success. C-Change Scotland along with dates-n-mates paired up with The Scottish Government, Aberdeen City Council and other local organisations in … Continued

The Shine Partnership – SDS World cafe Event

    The Shine Partnership hosted the first of a series of Self Directed Support (SDS) ‘World Café Events’ in partnership with Aberdeen City Council on the 25th of April. The event was launched by Counsellor Lesley Dunbar, The Vice Convenor for The Social Care, wellbeing and Safety Committee in Aberdeen. There was over 60 … Continued