50 Years of VIAS

50 Years of VIAS

Celebrating 50 Years of Values Into Action!

Join us for a series of events as we celebrate the 50-year history of VIA UK and look at how it evolved to become Values Into Action Scotland. Over the first week in December 2021, we will be offering a programme of live, on-line events to celebrate past achievements, spotlight current successes and showcase plans for future developments.

In 1971 Ann Shearer, Sandra Francklin and Anita Hunt started a campaign for institutional closure. They called it ‘Campaign for the Mentally Handicapped’ (CMH) and set about recruiting others willing to join.  

In 1996, CMH became Values Into Action and in 2006 Values Into Action Scotland was born. 

We will celebrate 50 years of this work by focussing on a decade each day from Monday 28 November through to Friday 3 December.

We will be joined by Ann Shearer, John O’Brien, Andrew Holman, Simon Duffy and many others throughout the week including our own VIAS staff team past and present.

Triple E

Triple E

VIAS are delighted to announce the launch of Triple E: A service designed to identify what supports a workplace environment may need. It also provides backup to the employee and employer, developing independence in the workplace and addressing career progression in due course. One way in which we will do this is through job coaching, led by our new recruit Davie MacDonald.

Our funding partner is the Robertson Trust who aims to help communities in Scotland that are in need by providing funding for charitable organisations.

Using Triple E, we can offer intensive specialist support to employers and employees, provide access to advice and support on and off site, help your employee to apply for funding to support them in work and provide specific disability awareness training and offer advice.

Visit our Facebook page for a video explaining Triple E!

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Values Into Action Scotland fully supports the Black Lives Matter campaign. We kneel in solidarity with you.

David Douglas Joins the VIAS Team!

David Douglas Joins the VIAS Team!

VIAS is delighted to welcome David Douglas as our lead consultant for training!

David will be well known to many within the social care sector in Scotland having worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years including Key Community Supports and Enable Scotland before setting up his own training and consultancy company in 2004. David’s track record in supporting individuals and their families to really call the shots sits very well with the aims and values of VIAS along with his experience of helping to transform services and organisations across the UK.

CEO Norma Curran says: “David comes to VIAS with a wealth of experience and I am delighted to welcome him as part of the team. Training is a key element of our quality improvement service and is an integral part of our development plan. I am very pleased that this important element of our service is in safe hands.”

The Values of Supporting People

The Values of Supporting People

This course is suitable for people working in or starting out in the social care sector. It will introduce you to good practice and values in social care with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of supporting people.

Full day course, light lunch provided- £125

Date:3rd April

Limited spaces.

To book or to find out further information:

Call Catherine Hurrell on 0141 212 3395
or Email: info@viascotland.org.uk

Venue
Hillington Business Centre
15-17 Nasmyth Road South
Glasgow
G524RE