In Control Scotland Winter 2015 Newsletter

We have been kept really busy over the last couple of months with exciting and interesting events, moving office and much much more….  To find out what has been going on, check out our Winter newsletter.

Winter 2015 Newsletter

 

 

Scottish Government Funding

We are pleased to announce that we have been successful with the funding applications we submitted to the Scottish Government and have secured grants for building the capacity of support and information organisations ‘SDS Support in the Right Direction’ and building the capacity of providers and workforce development ‘SDS Innovation Fund’ Read more about what this funding will be used for in our Newsletter:

What Does it Take in Children’s Services? – Aberdeen – 17th February 2015

This event has been organised jointly by the Open University Scotland and In Control Scotland to explore what it would take for more children, young people and families to be able to direct their own support.  There will be two sessions on the day and you can attend either or both of these sessions:  Click here for more information

Exploring Cultural Change

The ‘Exploring Cultural Change’ event which we held in conjunction with Enable Scotland took place in Stirling on 20th November 2014.  Over 100 people attended and the feedback we received on the day was extremely positive.  It was a fun filled day and everyone in attendance even joined in on an inclusive and interactive drama delivered from Q Fusion.  We ran 4 fantastic workshops in the morning and again in the afternoon so everyone had an opportunity to attend 2 different workshops.  To download copies of the presentations from all the workshops please click on the links below.


Self Directed Support in Mental Health – Chris White


Culture Supporting Personalisation – Phil Roycroft


Behaviour Which Support Learning – Phil Roycroft


Everyone Together – Culture Change


Penumbra – Culture Change


SSSC and OU Feedback


SSSC and OU – Cultural Change


Enable Scotland Culture Change Presentation


Scotland’s Inclusion Institute 2014

Scotland’s Inclusion Institute took place on 2nd, 3rd & 4th September 2014 at the Seamill Hydro in West Kilbride. Over 200 people attended the event including individuals who receive support, family members, providers, local authorities and many more. The feedback from the event has been amazing, everyone had a fantastic time at the event with many feeling inspired by all the wonderful people they met, the fantastic stories they heard and the fun and interactive workshops that they participated in. We had many wonderful contributions from great people over the 3 days and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the event. Experience a little a bit of this fantastic event by clicking the link to our short videos:

Scotland’s Inclusion Institute 2014 Day 1

Scotland’s Inclusion Institute 2014 Day 2

Scotland’s Inclusion Institute 2014 Day 3

A Scotland’s Inclusion Institute Workshops & Evening Events

We have some fantastic and interesting workshops and evening events lined up for the Inclusion Institute in September for a wee flavour of these, please click here:

Scottish Government Funding

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Scottish Government who awarded us some funding towards Scotland’s Inclusion Institute.  This will allow us to provide a small amount of bursaries to individuals, family members and unwaged people who would otherwise struggle to meet the costs of attending the event.  If you would like to know more about this or apply for a bursary please contact us.

Audit Scotland Report on Implementation Published

“Progress made on self directed support, but patchy across councils”

Audit Scotland recently carried out a ‘snapshot’ evaluation of the progress in the implementation of self directed support across Scotland.  The report has now been published and makes recommendations to help councils fully implement the policy.  For more information on this click the attached link  

http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/media/article.php?id=264

Scotland’s 3rd Inclusion Institute 2014

We have some fantastic news to share with you. Scotland’s 3rd Inclusion Institute has been confirmed and will be taking place at the Seamill Hydro, Seamill, Ayrshire from the 2nd September until 4th September 2014.

During the 3 days of this event we will be bringing together a unique group of thinkers and ‘doers’ to create a learning community. There will be daily keynote presentations, workshops led by the presenters and facilitators and time in the evenings for reflection, networking and more learning.  Click here for more information and how to book your place at this event.