VIAS History

2020 SUSE

VIAS begin engaging at many levels of the Scottish Union of Supported Employment Public Social Partnership for employers championing people from under-represented groups.

2020 DFN Project SEARCH

VIAS become license holders for DFN Project SEARCH University of Aberdeen.

2020 Triple E

Launch of Triple E – Elevating equality & excellence job coaching service.

2020 The Assembly

VIAS inherits The Assembly a Scottish accessible politics group for people with lived experience.

2019 BOSS

VIAS pilots Building Organisations to Succeed and Shine – a 360-degree capacity building programme to enable businesses to be diverse and inclusive employers. Scotrail agree to work with us on this pilot.

2018 Let’s Get Going/Moving

Let’s Get Going – a pilot project to build capacity of supporters to help people to learn how to travel on their own is established. This leads on to Let’s Get Moving.

2016 The Life I Want

VIAS take over coordination of The Life I Want and the public partner changes to NHS GGC.

2016 SG Fund QC service

Scottish Government takes over funding of the Quality Checking Service.

2013 Scotland against Care Tax

VIAS lends support to the Scotland Against Care Tax campaign which calls for the abolition on non-domestic care charges.

2013 Quality Checking

VIAS launched the Quality Checking service as part of The Life I Want.

2012 My Life My Way & DW4U

My Life My Way launches to promote using self-directed support funding for employment.

Diversity Works 4 U launches to help employers to recruit and retain autistic people.

2009 Launch of YSGT

First Young Scotland’s Got Talent event at Hampden on 2 June in partnership with SCLD attended by 350 young people and their families.

2009 SG Fund coordinator (Norma)

Norma Curran

VIAS gains Scottish Government funding to increase the hours of the Coordinator post from 12 hours per week to 30 hours per week – new coordinator appointed.

2007 Launch in Parliament