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The Scottish Human Rights Commission, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland and NHS Health Scotland have joined forces to launch a series of short films highlighting the power of human rights to improve people’s health and the care and support they access.

C-Change Scotland are privileged to have a film included titled ‘Putting human rights into practice’. This features a very inspiring individual we work for called David Harvey and our Director Sam Smith.

Click below to view this as well as other great short films on the topic via the Health and Social care Action Group website:

www.healthandsocialcare-snap.com/case-studies

Our Director Sam Smith was joined by Cathy Asante from the Scottish Human Rights Commission & Andrew Strong from The Health & Social Care Alliance on STV Glasgow news to talk about the launch of the Human Rights Stories case studies.

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We hosted an event in the style of the popular BBC programme “Dragon’s Den” – held at the Pearce Institute in Govan on Wednesday 19th of August. This was to provide people we work for with a business idea to obtain some funding to get their idea of the ground.

7 individuals took part, each pitched their idea to our Dragon’s (judges). Their was an audience of around 40 in attendance consisting of C-Change Scotland employees as well as family and friends of participants, all their to show their support.

Congratulations to all 7 participants – who all were awarded some start-up funds for their respective business proposals.

Many thanks to our Dragon’s who were:

Stephen Cole – Managing Director of Cole-Ad

Maura Lynch – Depute Chief Executive of SCLD

Elizabeth Gibson – Executive Artistic Director at Project Ability

Natalie McGarry – MP for Glasgow East

Many thanks to our Sponsors who collectively contributed £800 to our Dragon’s Den fund. Our sponsors were:

Aqua Specialist Environmental Services, Georgie Porgies – Fresh Affordable Catering, Benburb Football Club, Urban Electrical LTD & Lifelink

Click here to view pics from event via Flickr

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dates-n-mates Aberdeen is now officially up and running. The launch of our exciting new dates-n-mates project took place on Friday 19th June, with a Civic Reception held at the city’s historic Council Town House followed by a fantastic party at city’s The Rox Hotel.

dates-n-mates Aberdeen Directors Sarah & Bruce were joined by local Councillor Jim Kiddie giving fantastic speeches. Among those attending to mark the launch of the project in the city was former MP Dame Anne Begg – who has campaigned for disability rights and inclusion throughout her political career.

The launch party at the Rox Hotel held later that evening was a highly anticipated and fully sold out event with over 150 in attendance. There was a fantastic atmosphere from the very start – the dance floor was never seen to be empty! People danced away to some great tunes played by local band Coda and DJ Kit Kat Kenny.

There were speeches by dates-n-mates Glasgow Director John Paul Moffat and Chris Creegan, the CEO of the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disabilities (SCLD). Chris talked about why this project was so important, and John Paul talked about how great it was too see what a success dates-n-mates has become – having been a part of the launch of the project in Glasgow 8 years ago.

There was a break in the dancing for a buffet where people mingled and chatted – people also tucked into a delicious cake designed by our very own Director, Sarah.

It was a fantastic evening, getting the message out there that dates-n-mates has now landed in Aberdeen!

“I think it went really well! We had a great turn out for a first event, and everyone seemed to have a great time. We also got some great feedback from people that came.” Bruce Stewart – dates-n-mates Aberdeen Director

“It was very exciting seeing so many people coming to the launch party and a having a great time. I especially enjoyed the food and being involved with designing the cake.” Sarah Patterson – dates-n-mates Aberdeen Director

Click here for photos from the event

Visit dates-n-mates Aberdeen’s facebook fan page for all the latest: facebook.com/dnmaberdeen

Visit the dates-n-mates Aberdeen website: www.dates-n-mates.co.uk/aberdeen

 

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Scotland’s Inclusion Institute
Seamill Hydro, Seamill, Ayrshire
2 September 2014 to 4 September 2014

(£330 professionals or £100 individuals/family members)

During the 3 days of this event we will be bringing together a unique group of thinkers and ‘doers’ to create a learning community. There will be daily keynote presentations, workshops led by the presenters and facilitators and time in the evenings for reflection, networking and more learning.

THEMES
Asset Based Community Development
Support brokerage
Circles of Support
Creating Community Connections
Inclusive education
Individual Budgets and Self Directed Support
Family and Individual Leadership
Inclusive Education
Support planning
Deep Democracy
Valuing Older People       and many more…

To book your place just visit their website

http://www.inspiringinclusion.com/eventdetails.aspx?eid=42bad644-897e-4762-a4e6-f7db95b26947

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