National Involvement Network

ARC charter - front cover 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.

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

The NIN Vice Chairperson is Brian Robertson

BrianYou 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.

The new revised Charter was published in January 2015.  Click on the link to learn more about the Charter for Involvement – http://arcuk.org.uk/scotland/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

 

On 15 November NIN members Brian Robertson, Heather Davidson and Elizabeth Irving gave a presentation on the Charter for Involvement at the South Ayrshire Learning Disability Development Day, followed by a workshop. Here is a report of the event on what turned out to be an inspiring day.  Click here to download the report South Ayrshire LD day report – Nov 15 – final

 

People from the following organisations come to NIN meetings

Advocating Together (Dundee) SCIO

Advocating Together (Dundee) SCIO

ARK Housing

ARK Housing

Brothers of Charity

Brothers of Charity

Gowrie Care

Gowrie Care

Hansel

Hansel

Quarriers

Quarriers

Real Life Options

Real Life Options

Redwoods Caring Foundation

Redwoods Caring Foundation

St. Josephs Services

St. Joseph’s Services

Turning Point Scotland

Turning Point Scotland

Key Community Supports

Key Community Supports

Cornerstone Community Care

Cornerstone Community Care

Upward Mobility

Upward Mobility

the action group logo

The Action Group

Garvald, Edinburgh

Garvald, Edinburgh

Link Living Logo

Link Living

Loretto Care logo

Loretto

Partners for Inclusion logo

Partners for Inclusion Group

Red Cross logo

British Red Cross

 

options  Options for Independence

 

 

SCRT logo

SCRT

 

 

 

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

Paddy Carstairs – paddy.carstairs@arcuk.org.uk – 0131 663 4444
Sylvia Crick – sylvia.crick@arcuk.org.uk – 0131 663 4444