Advocacy Western Isles provides people and their carers with independent advocacy on Self-directed Support in Comhairle nan Eilan Siar. This includes pre-assessment information and awareness raising, support throughout the care assessment process and help to identify personal outcomes, understand and choose an option, set up a social care package, access community-based services, manage finances and recruit and manage staff. The project also supports people to attend training to develop skills to manage their care package.
Thanks to a generous donation from a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous, we have established a new Fund to offer seed-corn investment to develop innovative approaches for the creation of a new generation of outdoor early learning and childcare (ELC) settings. Funding will be available for 12 to 18 months to support the establishmentRead More
The Community Play Fund, aimed at supporting childhood health and wellbeing through play, is now open for applications. Outdoor play improves childhood health and wellbeing, helps to raise attainment and aspiration, thereby addressing inequality and improving the life chances of Scotlandâ€™s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families. The Community Play Fund will provide financialRead More
Inspiring Scotland and Scottish Government will be working together on a new national programme to raise understanding of autism in Scotland. This announcement was made by Ms Claire Haughey, Minister for Mental Health, at the Scottish Strategy for Autism Seventh Annual Conference in Glasgow on the 26thÂ March 2019. We welcome the Scottish Governmentâ€™s focus onRead More