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Welcome to the In Control Scotland website.

Our aim is to support the development of a sustainable system of self-directed support in Scotland where people are in control of and able to direct the – how, when, in what way and by whom – they are supported.

We hope you find the resources and information on our website helpful. We intend to keep adding to and updating the site over time with further and new resources.

Our exciting events and fabulous opportunities………..

Small Sparks

Small Sparks

Small Sparks - small grants: big possibilities

Small Sparks was an idea which started in Seattle in the US and was brought to the UK by Carl Poll, pioneer and community builder. In Carl’s memory, his friends and family have started ‘Carl’s Small Sparks’ and they kindly supported us in developing Small Sparks in North West Kilmarnock and  Seaton, Aberdeen.  The Small Spark’s  programme provides grants up to £250 to help people do new and exciting things in their community.  If you live or work in Kilmarnock or Seaton and have an idea that will involve others and make the community a better place to live, learn, work or play, a small sparks grant could help!   For further information and an application form click here

Partners in Policymaking


Partners in Policymaking Programme – 2016/2017

We have now confirmed the dates for the next ‘Partners in Policymaking‘ programme, which will be running from September 2016 until May 2017.  This  internationally recognised leadership development programme is for parents of disabled children (up to the age of 18) and disabled adults, including people with learning difficulties, mental health issues, autism, sensory impairments and physical impairments.   This programme is a chance for participants to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to campaign and advocate for better treatment and social justice for disabled people within our society.  For further information.