Putting Rights into Practice (Policy and Practice in Health and Social Care)

    By Dr Sam Smith (C-Change Scotland CEO)   I have written a book: Human Rights and Social Care: Putting Rights into Practice (Policy and Practice in Health and Social Care), which was published last month. The book draws inspiration from the following famous Eleanor Roosevelt quote. Where, after all, do universal human rights … Continued

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 … Continued

Being Human Conference – Aberdeen, May 2018

  C-Change Scotland will be hosting the 3rd in a series of conference on the subject of Human Rights and Self Directed Support on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at the Rox Hotel in Aberdeen. This is a half day (afternoon) conference will take place from 12.45pm – 5pm and lunch will be provided. We will … Continued

Being Human Conference featured in the British Association of Social Workers’ Magazine

  We have two recent articles featured — on our Being Human Conference held in Airdrie on the 23rd of November — in the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) magazine. Bureaucracy holding back self-directed support The way services are implementing self-directed support needs to be “rebooted”, Scotland’s chief social work adviser has said. Iona … Continued

Being Human Conference in North Lanarkshire – November 2017

    We welcomed over 150 people to our Being Human Conference at Airdrie Town Hall on the afternoon of Thursday 23rd of November. Many thanks to the following: Representatives from North Lanarkshire Council, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The Alliance), Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD), The Scottish Government & People First Scotland … Continued

Being Human Conference – Event Summary

We are very pleased to share with you a summary of the Being Human conference we hosted on the 15th of June 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. The theme of the conference was human rights and self-directed support. It is planned as the first in a series of events focussing on this subject. … Continued

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 … Continued

Human Rights Workshop – March 2017

On Wednesday 15th of March, Donna Nicholson from Learning Disability Alliance Scotland (LDAS) came to the C-Change base to present an accessible workshop on Human Rights. People C-Change work for, dates-n-mates members and interested members of the public attended. Donna talked about the History of Human Rights and the way the UK has made Human … Continued

UNCRPD Report: Disabled People’s Rights In Scotland

The Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have reported to the UN Committee for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) – the issues, and recommendations to the Scottish and UK governments, are explained in this short animation. You can read the reports in more detail … Continued