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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.
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What’s been happening at In Control Scotland?
We were delighted to host a short film launch on behalf of Partners for Inclusion at the Tramway Theatre in Glasgow on 14th March 2017. Around 50 people attended the viewing and found the films and reflections shared during the session touching, inspirational, informative and very insightful in what everyone can contribute to their communities and society. One of our audience commented, “We have become obsessed about economic contribution to society, as if this is the only way to have a positive contribution. The movies were a timely and touching reminder of the positive impact we have on our communities and society by simply being and living among each other in our own unique way“.
The main feature was ‘The Man at the Gate’, about Clive who spent fifty-two years living in hospital before moving to his own home for the last two years of his life. After his passing, an article in the local Ayrshire newspapers went viral after his life story was described as a ‘tragedy’. This film showed that although Clive faced adversity, his life it was no tragedy. As a sentinel figure to the people of Ayrshire he touched the lives of thousands. To those that knew him well he brought joy. For those that didn’t know Clive, through this film, Clive gave us the gift of how to hold on to one’s dignity.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended on the evening, our speakers, Mairi Cameron and Sarah Stuart from the self-directed support team at the Scottish Government and to the staff and technicians at the Tramway Theatre, especially, Jude, Dean, Jackie, Jose and Fraser.