About us: Friends of UCAN
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Giraffe is Perth and Kinross’s first community interest company dedicated to offering employment activities to local people with mental ill-health, disabilities and other disadvantages in the workplace. As a not for profit social enterprise, Giraffe depends on an enthusiastic team of volunteers who are bringing their skills and expertise to this new business. This innovative company is characterised by the use of trained volunteer Buddies who support adults as they make the challenging transition into mainstream employment settings.
Scottish School For Social Entrepreneurs
Founded in 1997 by Michael Young who believed that “Everybody has the capacity to be remarkable”. Since then the SSE has been supporting individuals who are starting & growing social enterprises and community organisations across the world via a combination of start-up funding and unique action-learning courses.
East Ayrshire Advocacy
Provide independent advocacy for people aged between 16 – 65 years who live in the East Ayrshire Council area and have a learning disability, a mental health problem or acquired brain injury.
The service is also available to any east Ayrshire resident over the age of 65 years.
Willowbank provides education for children with severe, profound and complex additional support needs from 5 years to 18 years of age. The modern, state-of-the-art single storey building with 4 wings is fully accessible to all with overhead tracking in many of the main rooms, providing education to 50 pupils at both Primary and Secondary level.
The Community Brokerage Network
The Community Brokerage Network helps people to direct their own support by working together with them in a variety of ways. They provide signposting, information, advice, advocacy and representation all aimed at helping people to plan and organise their own support.
To find out more, go to www.communitybrokeragenetwork.co.uk