Watch the film: Members of the SOLD network discuss their work.
What people say
I deliver staff training now and I’ve interviewed for staffNIN Member
Organisations are listening more and putting people at the heartNIN Member
Its great to see people taking on different roles – chairing meetings, giving presentations and so onNIN Member
People have a voice and make decisions about their support and staff. People are involved in the recruitment process now.NIN Member
I feel more involved in my communityNIN Member
People don’t think I could do the things I do and I have loved proving them wrongNIN Member
I am more confident, more independent, speak up – now not afraid. Made lots of friends.NIN Member
I feel I am not losing out on life and live my life the way I want to live my life, it is my life!NIN Member
People now have a voice and are feeling empowered!NIN Member
10 years ago I didn’t work, now I have been offered a job. I’m much more independent now. I never used to go out much, now I’m never in.NIN Member
Take part in discussions, meeting people, have a voice, feel confidentNIN Member
Chairing a meeting – building up my confidence meeting people, having a voiceNIN Member
Support from different organisations and being believed in has changed my lifeNIN Member
I had found my voice, then I lost it and its just beginning to come backNIN Member
People know that involvement is about doing as well as talking about itNIN Member
We have been delighted with the flexible and responsive support offered by Debbie and her team to our SVQ candidates and to our organisation. By tailoring the support to each individual candidate we have been really plea…Steve CoulsonThistle Foundation
We have worked in partnership with ARC Scotland to offer our staff the best training and learning opportunities. They are an organisations that works well in partnership and communicates clearly.
It has given me a lot of confidence, something to achieve that I thought I couldn’t do. By looking at my SVQ work, my assessor could see potential in me that I couldn’t see. It’s good to get that feedback.
I have seen a difference since beginning my SVQ, it gives you time to stand back and reflect on your practice and have a better understanding of why we do things.
ARC have encouraged active participation of people we support. People have become much more involved in decision making. It has made a huge difference.
ARC keeps the focus very real, on the people we are supporting and staff. They are very grounded in the real issues for people.
The information we get from ARC is huge, giving us updates from other areas we can tap into to help our work.
The Scottish Transitions Forum has been great at helping us to find our way through all the different legislation and get ideas to solve problems and address issues.
We have benefited from the Scottish Transitions Forum bringing different sectors together and giving us an opening to work jointly with other partners.
SOLD have kick-started meaningful discussions that highlight issues across the criminal justice spectrum. I have participated in training and network events that have brought people from a vast range of sectors.