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23rd of June 2016

Summer Newsletter now available!

The latest edition of the VIAS newsletter is now available to read online or download.  In this issue you will find information on:

  • Our latest Young Scotland's Got Talent event in Aberdeen
  • Our joint consultation event with People First
  • Latest project updates

And much more!

28th of April 2016

Holyrood Elections - What The Main Political Parties say about Care Charging

Ahead of the Scottish election on 5 May, please click on the attached document to find out what the main political parties say about care charging.

15th of December 2015

8th of October 2015

Our 2015 AGM announced!

Forget dusty old AGMs. VIAS ones are always one to remember!

Please book early to save disappointment.

 

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11th of June 2015

VIAS videos now available to view online!!

We are delighted to announce the launch of two new films we have made.  One is called "An Employers Guide to Autism" and can be watched by clicking here

 

The other video is about our Quality Checking service, starring the Quality Checkers themselves, and can be viewed here.

 

Funded by the Scottish Government, produced by Urbancroft Films and featuring our friends from REACH for Autism, we hope you enjoy watching our films as much as we enjoyed creating them!

 

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12th of February 2015

Young Scotland's Got Talent Lanarkshire

Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 101 Park Street, Coatbridge

9.30am – 3.00pm

We are delighted to announce that the next Young Scotland's Got Talent event will take place at 101 Park Street, Coatbridge on Wednesday 1st April 2015. Registration starts at 9.30am and the event will run from 10am – 3.00pm. It is for young people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum (aged 14 -24) who want to work when they leave school or college. Families, people interested in this or professionals working in the field are also welcome. Priority will be given to young people and their families. Please note that it is free to attend but remember to bring some cash to buy a memento of your fantastic day.

This will be our fourteenth Young Scotland’s Got Talent event. Everyone who takes part says that events are amazing!!! They also say that they learn useful information about finding a job. 

We are very excited as this road show is a partnership event between Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability, Values Into Action Scotland, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, New Lanark College and many other local organisations.

Please remember to book early to save disappointment. Booking forms, a leaflet and poster to download are attached below.

 

 

6th of January 2015

Winter newsletter now uploaded!

The Winter 2014 edition of the VIAS newsletter is now available to download or read on-line.
 
In the Winter issue articles include:-
 
  • The latest on Scotland Against the Care Tax
  • Our trip to Prague
  • An update on the Scottish Independent Living Fund
and much, much more!
 

14th of October 2014

Scotland Against The Care Tax

Imagine if every hour of support you received each day cost you money? This is the reality for many disabled people living in Scotland today.

 
 
Please sign our petition calling for #freecareforall. http://chn.ge/1mGOi6c
 
Tweet with either hashtag #freecareforall or #axecaretax. You can donwload a paper petition below.
 
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8th of October 2014

8th of April 2014

Spring 2014 Newsletter Now Uploaded!

The Spring 2014 edition of the VIAS newsletter is now available to download or read on-line.
 
In the Spring issue articles include:-
 
  • UK Austerity
  • Video CV App Training at VIAS
  • Inclusion
  • Quality jobs at VIAS

and much, much more!

You can view a read on screen version or a download to read version by clicking on either of the links below

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1st of April 2014

Vacancy at Advocating Together

VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR

Salary:  AP3 (23-26) £20931 - £22968

 

Advocating Together (Dundee) need a Volunteer Co-ordinator. The primary purpose of this role is to be responsible for the planning and development of our volunteer programme and support our Capacity Building service delivery within Advocating Together (Dundee) and undertake any essential duties of the Manager in her absence.

The successful candidate will be required to identify new positive volunteering opportunities with particular emphasis on assisting the self-advocacy groups and take part in social events encouraging adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to actively participate. The successful candidate will also be required to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of ability and communication skills.

 

Applicants are expected to be educated to a good standard and have knowledge and experience in community development and/or person centred planning with a positive and contemporary attitude to people with learning disabilities and/or autism. Flexibility regarding working hours including some evenings is essential.

 

For further information and an application pack, please visit www.goodmoves.org.uk

The closing date for the post is Friday 25th April 2014.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 8th May 2014. 

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20th of February 2014

Vacancy at VIAS!

Training Coordinator (16 hour post funded until March 2015)

Salary : £24,000 pro rata (+ travel expenses and contributory pension payment)

Base: Aberdeen (travel throughout Scotland)

Values Into Action Scotland (VIAS), a charity that works with and for people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum, is recruiting a Training Coordinator. VIAS work is based on a commitment to bring about positive change in society for people and challenging current political thinking and practice.

Funded by the Scottish Government, this opportunity has arisen to build the capacity of people and their supporters to use self-directed support to achieve their employment goals.

If you are an innovative and dynamic person with a strong training background in the field of supporting people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum to achieve their employment objectives then we want to hear from you.

For more information or an application pack, please get in touch by:-

Email norma.curran@viascotland.org.uk

Telephone 07806 282993

Download an application pack 

Or by writing to

Norma Curran
Chief Executive
Values Into Action Scotland

Unit 6, Evans Business Centre

Hillington, 68-74 Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Glasgow, G52 4NQ

Application closing date: Wednesday 5 March 2014

Notification of interview by: Wednesday 12 March 2014

Interviews: Monday 17 March 2014

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8th of February 2014

Young Scotland's Got Talent Ayrshire

Young Scotland’s Got Talent Ayrshire

Monday 31st March 2014 at The Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

9.30am – 2.30pm

We are delighted to announce that the thirteenth Young Scotland's Got Talent event will take place at The Grand Hall. Kilmarnock on Monday 31st March 2014. Registration starts at 9.30am and the event will run from 10am – 2.30pm. It is for young people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum (aged 14 -24) who want to work when they leave school or college. Families, people interested in this or professionals working in the field are also welcome. Priority will be given to young people and their families. Please note that it is free to attend.

This will be our thirteenth Young Scotland’s Got Talent event. Everyone who takes part says that events are amazing!!! They also say that they learn useful information about finding a job. For a taster, please watch this short video http://www.viascotland.org.uk/content/ysgt-east-renfrewshire

We are very excited as this road show is a partnership event between Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability, Values Into Action Scotland and many other local organisations.

The conference publicity materials are attached. You can download a flyer or a poster. Please put posters up to tell everyone about this exciting event! You can also download either individual or group booking forms.

For more information please email christine.mcbain@scld.co.uk or call on 0141 559 5720. 

To book online please click here.

To make a group booking online please click here.

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31st of January 2014

Young Scotland's Got Talent Inverclyde NOW FULLY BOOKED

Young Scotland’s Got Talent Inverclyde

Thursday 27th March 2014 at R.E.A.C.H for Autism, Greenock

9.30am – 2.30pm

  NOW FULLY BOOKED

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STILL TIME TO ATTEND KILMARNOCK

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We are delighted to announce that the next Young Scotland's Got Talent event will take place at R.E.A.C.H. for Autism, 1 Ratho Street, Greenock on Thursday 27th March 2014. Registration starts at 9.30am and the event will run from 10am – 2.30pm. It is for young people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum (aged 14 -24) who want to work when they leave school or college. Families, people interested in this or professionals working in the field are also welcome. Priority will be given to young people and their families. Please note that it is free to attend.

This will be our twelfth Young Scotland’s Got Talent event. Everyone who takes part says that events are amazing!!! They also say that they learn useful information about finding a job. For a taster, please watch this short video http://www.viascotland.org.uk/content/ysgt-east-renfrewshire

We are very excited as this road show is a partnership event between Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability, Values Into Action Scotland and many other local organisations.

To listen to a radio interview aout this exciting event, please click here.

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29th of January 2014

Directing Your Own Support for Employment Stirling

WITH Dr. SIMON DUFFY

5th MARCH 2014

Due to the popularity of the ‘Directing Your Own Support For Employment’ event which we ran in Glasgow on 4th November 2013 and the demand for places, we were unable to offer everyone who was interested in attending a place.  Therefore, we have decided to run it again in Stirling.  The event will take place on Wednesday, 5th March 2014 at the following address:

                                     

Albert Halls                                                                                                              Albert Place                                                                                         

Dumbarton Road                                                                                        Stirling                                                                                                        

FK8 2QL

The course will run between 9.15 am and 3.30 pm.  We have attached a flier regarding the event for your information.  We will be offering a maximum of 4 places per organisation, if you would like to secure a place at this event, please complete the attached booking form and return it to me as soon as possible.  (Please note that places tend to go really quickly and will be offered on a first come first served basis)

If you require any further information regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact :

June Dunlop, Administrator, In Control Scotland, 6th Floor, c/o SCLD, Merchant Exchange, 20 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LG

T: 0141 559 5733    E: june.d@in-controlscotland.org.uk

                                    E: info@in-controlscotland.org.uk

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