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ILF Scotland Transition Fund Now Open!

ILF Scotland has now opened the Transition Fund! The Fund will initially support those aged between 16 and 21, who are at an important transitional stage in their lives.

The Fund will provide short term grants (with £5 million of funding available per year) to young disabled people, providing them with opportunities that facilitate their participation and inclusion within their communities, creating a lasting impact on their lives.

 

Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell said:

“We want everyone in society to have the same quality of life, and providing support to disabled people is one of the areas we have worked on. This Transition Fund will support young disabled people to take up opportunities to contribute to and participate in their communities, to help them live as independently as possible.

“We have worked directly with disabled people to develop this fund and to ensure that we give people choices and treat them with the fairness, dignity and respect they deserve. I would encourage all those who are eligible to apply for funding to do so now.”

 

Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman said:

“I’m delighted this fund is now open for application. Our Disability Action Plan lists a number of actions to transform the lives of disabled people in Scotland and that includes actions setting out to tackle the inequalities and barriers faced by disabled young people, including tackling social isolation, employment opportunities and improving lives at points of transition.”

Young disabled people will be able to apply to the Transition Fund for a grant to enable them to participate in activities in their communities they have never had the opportunity to before, such as joining a club or a class.

Ryan Cuzen, an individual looking to apply to the Transition Fund, said:

“I see this fund as a positive step forward and a gate opener for young disabled folk in transition to improve their lifestyle and to get out and about.

“I want to be able to try new adult orientated activities, like mixed martial arts, and applying to the Transition Fund would give me the chance to do this.

“The hope is that the fund will give young disabled people, including myself, more confidence and help to develop community social skills.”

Peter Scott, CEO of ILF Scotland, remarked:

“We are thrilled that our Transition Fund is now open, providing a real opportunity for young disabled people to break down social barriers, and to fully participate in their communities, enhancing their independence.

“Disabled people, their organisations and their carers have been at the heart of developing this fund and its implementation. We will continue to work closely with them to maximise positive outcomes and the impact of the Transition Fund for young disabled people.”

To find out more information about the Transition Fund, the full eligibility criteria and how to apply, please go to the Transition Fund section of our website here.

Support for Learning Event – 4th December, Edinburgh

Support for Learning teaching provides children and young people ways to improve their engagement and attainment in school. It offers personalised support and contributes to their support entitlement within Curriculum for Excellence. This event will discuss, within a framework of Curriculum for Excellence and Getting it Right, how effectively Support for Learning teachers can improve their practice in meeting the support needs of children and young people. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss and exchange views on the draft National Improvement Framework.

This event is for Support for Learning staff in schools and services to engage with this new environment for learning and discuss how best to deliver effective support for Learning.

This event will be held at Victoria Quay and will run from 9am till 4pm.

Click here to book.

Inclusion Team Professional Learning and Engagement Calendar

Here is the Inclusion Team’s Professional Learning and Engagement Calendar.

Follow the Inclusion Team on Twitter and look out for our new Inclusion Hub on Glow (http://bit.ly/inclusionhub)

Date Title Location Contact for further details/booking
04 September 2015 Looked After Children and CSPs Edinburgh More information will be available in the Resources section of the Inclusion hub.
9 September 2015 RA National Training Recall (for practitioners from the June 2015 cohort) Glasgow Join the Inclusion Hub to discuss accessing our CLPL materials here.
10 September 2015 Innovate for Inclusion – Currciulum for Excellence and special schools and units Glasgow More information will be available in the Inclusion and Equity section of the Inclusion hub.
16 September 2015 RSW Link Officer Meeting (for identified link officers only) Glasgow Anne-Marie.Lamont@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
17 September 2015 Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights (Moray Council only) Elgin Attendance managed by Local Authority
18 September 2015 Northern Support Staff Conference Elgin Attendance managed by Local Authority
8/9 October 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches (North Ayrshire Council only) North Ayrshire Attendance managed by Local Authority
19/20 October Restorative Approaches (North Ayrshire Council only) North Ayrshire Attendance managed by Local Authority
20 October 2015 Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights Europa For more information click here.
20/21 October 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part I (East Dunbartonshire Council only) East Dunbartonshire Attendance managed by Local Authority
22 October 2015 Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights Edinburgh For more information click here.
26 October 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – follow-up and impact review (Shetland Council only) Shetland Attendance managed by Local Authority
29 October 2015 Glasgow Inclusion 2015 Shared Education Glasgow Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
2/3 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 1 of 2 Glasgow For more information click here.
04 November 2015 Aberdeen Inclusion 2015 Aberdeen Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
05 November 2015 Aberdeen Complex Conversation Aberdeen Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
10/11 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 1 of 2 Edinburgh For more information click here.
17/18 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part II (East Dunbartonshire Council only) East Dunbartonshire Attendance managed by Local Authority
23 November 2015 Tackling Prejudice-Based Bullying and Promoting Equality and Diversity Paisley For more information click here.
23/24 November 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 2 of 2 Glasgow For more information click here.
25 November 2015 Inclusion Scotland 2015 Dingwall Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
26 November 2015 Sensory Support Conversation: Northern Dingwall Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
3/4 December 2015 Restorative Approaches (North Ayrshire Council only) North AyrshireElgin Attendance managed by Local Authority
4/7 December 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part II (North Ayrshire Council only) North AyrshireElgin Attendance managed by Local Authority
04 December 2015 SFL Edinburgh TBC Andrew.McArthur@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
15/16 December 2015 Secondary Nurturing Approaches – Part 2 of 2 Edinburgh For more information click here.