National Involvement Network

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The National Involvement Network (NIN) is a group of people who get support from different learning disability organisations across Scotland.

We have been meeting since 2007 to promote involvement and share ideas about things that matter to us.

Our aim is to help people who use services to have more choice and control over their lives, and to have a bigger say in how the organisations that support us are run.  We also talk about getting involved in the wider community.

There are over 50 people in the NIN.  We meet 5 or 6 times a year in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

In future we want more people from different new organisations to get involved and we will have meetings in different parts of the country.

The NIN Chairperson is Lynnette Linton.



You can read Lynnette’s one page profile by clicking here Lynnette-Linton-one-page-profile



The NIN Vice Chairperson is Brian Robertson.



You can read Brian’s one page profile by clicking here Brian Robertson -one-page-profile




In 2009 we wrote and published the Charter for Involvement.  It stated how we wanted to be involved in the things that affect our lives.  22 organisation signed up to the Charter.  This means they promised to use the Charter to make involvement better for the people they support.

In 2012 we produced  a report about how well the Charter was working.  We decided to produce an improved Charter that included changes that the Scottish Government had introduced.

This new Charter will be ready at the end of 2014.  Click on the link to learn more about the Charter for Involvement –

Anyone who receives support is welcome to come to the NIN meetings.  We share news about what we have been doing in our own organisations.

National Involvement Network – Gifts, Skills


People from the following organisations come to NIN meetings.



Advocating togetherAdvocating Together (Dundee) SCIO


Ark Housing

ARK Housing Association Ltd



Brothers of CharityBrothers of Charity




Garvald, Edinburgh

George Steven Centre


George Steven Centre, Salvation Army


gowrieGowrie Care








Key Community Supports




rloReal Life Options



redwoodsRedwoods Caring Foundation


st jos    St. Josephs Services

turning pointTurning Point Scotland



Upward Mobility



Cornerstone Community Care


Partners in AdvocPartners in Advocacy



If you would like to find out more about the National Involvement Network (NIN) please contact:-

Paddy Carstairs – - 0131 663 4444

Sylvia Crick – - 0131 663 4444