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Self directed support in Scotland: case studies

Series of video case studies on examples of self-directed support in Scotland.

Aman: Citizen Leader

Aman is a young man who lives in Edinburgh. He has made a big impact on the people who have seen him and heard him.
Aman is a citizen leader. He is passionate about giving other people the chance to achieve their potential.
This is what Aman does, in his own words:

I change mindsets
I get involved
I educate professionals
I challenge systems and processes
I work for real partnership

In the last few years Aman has

Scottish Dementia Working Group: video interviews with members

Includes clips from Sixth Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Dementia Working Group, celebrating the achievements of its members, all of whom are diagnosed with dementia, as well as interviews with, and presentations by, members.

Visiting a sexual assault referral centre

Sexual assault referral centres provide a range of immediate and long-term support options to victims of rape and sexual assault. This video resource documents an individual's visit to a centre in Swindon.

University of Dundee User and Carers Group

This film explains how the Service User and Carer Group at Dundee University was established.

It explains how members help to influence Social Work Education and the impact carer's and service user involvement has on student development.

What works: putting research into practice - mental health and employment

This video is taken from the What Works: Putting Research into Practice conference held in Edinburgh, Surgeons Hall on the 17th March 2010. It shows the interview of Miles Rinaldi on how inter-agency co-operation is crucial to the successful vocational rehabilitation of those with mental health problems.

Women working towards excellence: OurLives

This project enabled a group of women to make films about their lives, supported by professional film-makers, to educate and inspire others. Using digital media to explore the views and experiences of Muslim women in Bradford.

Society thinks older people are useless

The elderly are often described as a problem group. In this video, Michele Hanson visits Age Concern's Great Croft Resource Centre in Camden to find out how people feel about this.