“It’s great that there are people out there who understand what it’s like to be in my situation”
We are proud to work with many partner organisations across North Lanarkshire and beyond…
The Community Solutions programme is committed to building community capacity to support improvements to people’s wellbeing, with a focus on vulnerable groups and carers. The programme is the community delivery arm of Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire (HSCNL) which, in partnership with the host organisation, Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) oversees the £1.5 million a year programme, including governance, delivery and evaluation.
To promote Independent Living in Scotland by ensuring high quality, local, Independent Support on Self-directed Support (SDS) is available to all. We work to showcase good practice in social care and campaign to ensure that SDS truly becomes the mainstream approach to social care delivery across Scotland. Self Directed Support Scotland represents organisations run by and for disabled people, our members support thousands of people across Scotland.
The SDS Collective launched in 2019. Recognising that Self-directed Support is the mainstream form of social care provision in Scotland, the Collective is about positively promoting the implementation of Self-directed Support, in line with the spirit of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2014. The Collective is for anyone who might be receiving social care support, carers, and third sector organisations that work on social care issues.
Our mission is to achieve positive changes to policy and practice, so that we disabled people are fully included throughout all Scottish society as equal citizens. We do this by influencing decision-makers, supporting disabled people to be decision-makers themselves, and developing capacity, awareness and engagement. Find out more about our approach and work. You can become a member of Inclusion Scotland by visiting our membership page.
“I feel as if we’ve put the world to rights”
The Disability Confident scheme supports employers like you to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. Join over 18,000 organisations that have signed up. Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.
United to Prevent Suicide
Take action today and sign up to the movement for change on suicide. United to Prevent Suicide is a social movement of people from all across Scotland, we are united in a shared belief that each and every one of us has a role to play in preventing suicide. 2153 people have joined the movement so far. They have all received a suicide prevention pack loaded with information on talking about suicide and showing support for the campaign.
Volunteer Friendly Award
The Volunteer Friendly Award is a simple, user-friendly quality standard designed by Volunteer Dundee to support, recognise and reward groups who are good at involving volunteers. Many essential services in Scotland’s communities are enhanced by volunteers. Volunteering also has a significant social value as it is increasingly being used to give excluded individuals the chance to build their confidence and skills through helping others.
Befriending Networks envisages a society that values befriending, recognises its importance, and provides befriending support to everyone who needs it. Since the late 1980s, we have offered support, training and guidance to hundreds of befriending projects across the UK and beyond and raising awareness about the ways befriending reduces social isolation and loneliness by improving wellbeing.
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