Befrienders help a person we support build their confidence and participate in social activities within their community. This may include going for walks, participating in clubs or classes together, or attending Equal Future’s monthly social events.
Independent Living Association Forth Valley (ILAFV)
Do you wish to help disabled people live a full and independent life? We are a charity that provides free information and support to anyone on a social care support package, disabled or elderly who wants to manage their care in a way that suits them. We champion independent living and work with councils across Forth Valley as well as having links to similar campaigning bodies across Scotland. As a user-led organisation we welcome disabled people, family members or anyone with an interest in social care.
The Independent Living Association Forth Valley is looking for Trustees to join our dedicated Board to drive forward our free, independent information service for disabled people, parents and carers forward across the Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire.
We are a user-led organisation which provides services to promote and support independent living and facilitates people to self-direct their own care packages.
We liaise directly with local councils to engage with people who are looking to exercise informed choice and control over their social care support. We are totally independent and experts in Self Directed Support options and legal requirements.
The Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction and governance of the organisation, whilst day to day running is delegated to our Self Directed Support Forth Valley service.
We are seeking someone who can:
- Be a champion for disabled people’s rights and life choices
- Contribute actively to the Board and regularly attend meetings
- Be involved in setting the future direction of our service.
Trustees play an active role in overseeing the operation of our SDS Forth Valley service which provides the free information and support. We employ four full time staff members. This service runs a telephone helpline with regular training sessions, creates information pamphlets and videos. We work alongside other charities in the locality to communicate our service and how it may help their members.
Our Board meets 8-10 times a year which is currently via Zoom plus an AGM. This role would be of particular interest to those presently receiving a social care package, a current or past social care practitioner, a disabled person or anyone with an interest in the field. We are looking to expand the diversity of our Board and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.
No previous Board experience is necessary as full training will be provided.
• Raise the profile of NAS and the branch within the Clydesdale area (ML8,11 and 12 postcodes)
• Support fundraising opportunities in the above postcodes
• Feedback to the committee on any local issues within the above postcodes for appropriate action
• Deliver in person Understanding Autism Talks to local businesses where requested
• Represent the branch at any local area meetings
Autism Rocks want to see Fife as a place where people with Autism and their families, are accepted as valued members of the community. Their mission is to promote and provide understanding, acceptance, inclusion, education and support.
Their centre in Buckhaven is open Wednesday and Thursday for drop-in sessions from 10am to 1pm, with Friday evenings from 6-8pm for teen/adult sessions and Saturdays for family days from 10.00am- 1.00pm.
Within these sessions there are many different activities on offer for service users and their families, including sensory integration, arts and crafts, music therapy, lego therapy. They have a sensory garden that they maintain together giving families the opportunity to learn some new skills.
Volunteers are needed to help at any of these times & days. There will always be a Trustee present, and you will help by speaking to family members or service users who might want a chat as well as helping to run/tidy up after the various groups or help to maintain the garden.
Parenting Together Charity Reg. 1149523 Ranks in the top 1% in the UK for safeguarding Learning Difficulties children and parents. Our volunteers work in the community or individualised support and assistance. We provide Expert Testimony, Safeguarding courses and professional reports for parents involved in family court proceedings.
We recorded a Serious Incident Report to the Charity Commission where nineteen volunteers and Trustees were disassociated, primarily because of confidentiality breaches and misrepresenting the charity to intimidate Social Workers
The charity has excellent feedback from extremely vulnerable service users, https://www.parentingtogether.scot/gallery/Feedback.aspx
We apply low tolerance of anything less than patient kindness towards our service users and train everyone to professional standards, ethically and morally.
Part of team focussed on safeguarding Learning Difficulties children and their parents.
The most vulnerable, bullied, and exploited minority group is disadvantaged at school, in the family courts and in their community. Parenting Together Trustee Chair is also the CEO of Stability4c.com providing legal services and Expert support to prevent any taking advantage or exploiting them in Family Court proceedings. There are several roles to chose from: As a Delegate for the charity you will contact other local charitable groups looking for synergy or potential joint projects. We arrange Zoom training courses on safeguarding and youth behaviour problems for parents. Support Coordinator is both the most traumatising and the most rewarding role. As the title suggests, you may need to help Learning Difficulties parents prepare a written statement for the Court and to arrange a support network of close friends and relatives.
We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved with Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs. Our volunteers have a wide variety of roles.
You could be welcoming our wheelchair users and giving advice about the chairs, looking after equipment, keeping the Bunker tidy and decorated, clearing the boardwalk, fund raising, helping administrate the project and lots more.
If you have a morning or afternoon spare that can really help us, and of course you can get more involved if you have more time.
Come and join our friendly group and help keep the beach wheelchairs running. We are always looking for new volunteers.
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)
We are seeking people with lived experience of long term conditions (and people with caring responsibilities) to participate in a Digital Citizen Panel, whereby you will have the opportunity to help shape Digital Health and Care.