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#SDSblether week
06.04.2017

#SDSblether week

How does a good conversation support people to get the help and reassurance they are looking for? How can the principles of SDS be applied when people are not eligible for a social care budget? iConnect North East is a local independent support organisation in Aberdeen city that provides information and advice on Self Directed

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Andrew’s story: A pathway to employment
05.06.2017

Andrew’s story: A pathway to employment

Growing up, Andrew had to deal with a wide range of challenges in his life. After struggling to cope with a close family bereavement, his behaviour took a turn for the worse as did his engagement in school. He became involved in gang behaviour, substance issues, and ended up in the criminal justice system. He

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Archery group engages the community and transforms lives
26.09.2017

Archery group engages the community and transforms lives

  When residents in an East Ayrshire neighbourhood set up an Archery Group in January 2012 there were doubts about its viability. More than five years later and the group is a thriving pillar of the community. Attracting adults and young people, the group has led to increased levels of social interaction in the area.

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Barbara’s story: Supported to re-engage
13.06.2017

Barbara’s story: Supported to re-engage

As a young carer to two young relatives, Barbara’s home life led her to become socially isolated and she began falling behind in school. Barbara is 15 and registered as a young carer at the beginning of 2016 due to her parents becoming foster parents for family members who were removed from their family through

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Dates n’ Mates – Jackie’s story
06.04.2017

Dates n’ Mates – Jackie’s story

Jackie has been a member of the dates-n-mates project for a few years now and said that being a member has “changed her life”. Like many individuals living with a learning disability, Jackie spent a lot of time at home or with family.  As Jackie has made new friendships through the project and built new

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Edinburgh Play Rangers
13.02.2017

Edinburgh Play Rangers

Inspiring Scotland has created an innovative collaboration between three charities and a local authority who are working together to reach the most vulnerable neighbourhoods in Edinburgh and engage children and families through play. As part of the citywide Edinburgh Play Ranger project, Community Play Rangers facilitate outdoor play in communities. Play Rangers bring ideas and free resources and the

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