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VIAS Annual Report now available to download!!


The 6th annual Values Into Action Scotland A.G.M was held on Wednesday 6th November at the Hillington Innovation Centre.  We had an amazing turnout and we want to thank everyone who attended, especially those who travelled from as far afield as Dunfermline and Aberdeen.  Again, a special thanks must go to Simon Duffy from The Centre for Welfare Reform, who gave a tremendous presentation and gave us all food for thought!  Please follow the link below to read our Annual Report.  If you would like to receive a paper copy, please email or call the office

My Video CV app goes live!!


We are delighted to announce that My Video CV app is now available to download free from the Apple store. It has been developed for iPhones but can be downloaded to iPads too! The android version will follow soon. To download click here.

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VIAS AGM 2013 - Exploding the Myths!

06/11/2013 10:00
06/11/2013 15:30

The 6th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of VIAS will take place at Hillington Innovation Centre, Glasgow on Wednesday 6th November.

As well as the usual business of the AGM, Simon Duffy, The Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform, the architect of individual budgets and self-directed support, will present and facilitate sessions on

  • welfare reforms
  • employment.

We hope that you will come along to support our work and contribute to discussion on these important agendas. A light lunch will be provided.

Directing Your Own Support for Employment (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

04/11/2013 10:00
04/11/2013 14:00
This event is now fully booked. Disappointed? Catch Simon at our AGM on Wednesday 6th November instead! Click here for details.

Youth Employment Scotland - Employer Recruitment Incentive


The Scottish Government have launched Youth Employment Scotland which is an Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) targeted at young unemployed people age 16 – 24.  It will fund 50% of the cost of employing a young person on National Minimum Wage for 6 months.  Jobs must be between 25 hours and 40 hours. No other costs can be claimed ie National Insurance, travel, training or management fees.  You can supplement this if you wish or your Local Authority might provide some additional funding.

Summer newsletter now uploaded!

The Summer edition of the VIAS newsletter is now available to download or read online.
In the Summer issue articles include:-
  • The Hardest Hit - disabled people
  • Karen's Incredible J

Values Into Action Scotland - improving what we do


Values Into Action Scotland are now over five years old. A lot has changed in the five years and we have grown quite a bit too.

We want to make sure that we are doing the best job that we can for our members, followers and friends.

We would appreciate if you can take five minutes to complete a short survey about what we do. That is literally how long it will take and your feedback is much appreciated.

To say thank you, we will enter your name into a free prize draw. The winning names will be drawn on 1 August 2013.

Save the Date Young Scotland's Got Talent at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

24/08/2013 12:30
24/08/2013 13:30

We are delighted to make an early announcement that Young Scotland's Got Talent will be at Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. Role models from across Scotland will take part in our Talent Showcase in the Spiegeltent, George Street, Edinburgh.

We are not asking you to do anything at the minute. Just make sure that the date is in your diary! More details will follow soon.

How excited are we?

Archbishop Tartaglia writes to Ian Duncan Smith


Archbishop Tartaglia has written to Iain Duncan Smith to ask him to rethink Government tactics on health benefit reform. The Archbishop wrote:

Dear Mr Duncan Smith

I am writing to you to express my concern at the impact on very many vulnerable people in this Archdiocese and beyond, of the assessment system currently being operated by the firm Atos, under your Department's supervision, to review the benefit entitlement of people currently deemed unfit for work.

Megan's Story

Megan Doherty

Listen to Megan's amazing journey into the wonderful world of helping people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum to get paid jobs.

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