3rd Sector

Who and what are Scotland’s Third Sector

According to SCVO: http://www.scvo.org.uk/news-campaigns-and-policy/research/scvo-scottish-third-sector-statistics/  Key facts The Scottish third sector encompasses an estimated 45,000 voluntary organisations, of which around half are registered as charities. From small grassroots sports groups to pre-school day care, self-help groups, health and well-being services, culture and arts venues, vil...
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SAMH See Me

Thanks to SAMH SeeMe staff for the warm welcome at today's presentation and information session to the staff team on what is and how to use contactSCOTLAND-BSL. See Me are already to accept calls form Deaf BSL users via contactSCOTLAND-BSL and have shown this by including contactSCOTLAND details on their website and email signatures. See Me is Scotland's Programme to tackle mental health sti...
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Third Sector Calls

We're asked quite often who are '3rd Sector' organisations and who can be called? The 3rd sector covers a wide range of voluntary organisations and groups. As a rule calls can be made to/from contactSCOTLAND to: Community groups Voluntary organisations Charities Social enterprises Co-operatives Volunteers This is based on information from the Scottish Government: http://w...
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Making your services accessible

contactSCOTLAND-BSL is Scotland’s first and unique Government funded VRS (Video Relay Service) that enables Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users access to civil and civic life. Provision of a video relay service assists public services meet their legal obligations in relation to the: Human Rights Act 1998, Equality Act 2010 Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011 British Sign Language (...
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Presentations

We have been extremely busy over the past couple of months giving presentations and live demonstrations all over the country ... In the past 2 months we have provided presentations and live demos at: Glasgow Deaf Connections Inverness Deaf Club Aberdeen Deaf Club West Scotland Deaf Children's Society City of Glasgow College Dundee Voluntary Action In addition we have atte...
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The Gathering – SECC Glasgow

Come and visit us at SCVO's The Gathering 2017 at Glasgow's SECC - we'er at Stand number 78 - You can even book a time slot for a chat: https://thegathering.eventgrid.com/Page/22216/contactscotland-bsl @scvotweet #lovecharity The Gathering is an unmissable event for people working in the third sector to network, showcase what they do and learn from each other. Key themes for 2017 include ...
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Live demo

Thanks to Deaf Connections staff in Glasgow for the warm welcome 'home' to give a presentation and live demo of the service to Deaf Care Staff. Even with the technical issue with the projector, we were able to gather round iPads, mobile phones and Laptops to see just how useful using contactSCOTLAND-BSL can be. Looking forward to a return visit for other members of the staff team. If you ...
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