• We throw thought-provoking festivals and dream up new ways of doing things

  • Connecting people to ideas - we get people involved, partner them up and push for change

  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

We care about how people can truly reclaim their lives at home and in their communities

Ideas are the keys to change. Instead of thinking outside the box, we work hard to get rid of the box.

We’re all about connections. Right across the health and social care world, from tai chi instructors to transport providers. We have a talent for bringing people together to nurture their ideas and remedies to the big health and social care issues of our time.

How have we made a difference?

SCIF has not wavered from fueling thinking, inspiring social care partnerships and creative approaches.They believe in positive change and are ambitious to make sure everyone lives their lives to the full.

Jane Edgar
Head of Learning, Glasgow Life

SCIF is essential for keeping me and my colleagues up to date with what's current in social care.

Lyn Ryden
Senior Operations Manager - Carr Gomm
  • Tradeschool

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    Soul Food

    The past two weeks of #TradeSchoolGlasgow have fed our souls! We have met so many wonderful new people with amazing skills who have offered to teach classes after the New Year. Reiki, coaching, meditation, photography, art….. Every week we come … Continued

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  • Tradeschool


    Random Acts of Kindness

    Random acts of kindness was one of our themes when we held our generic #TradeSchoolGlasgow launch to set the scene for our Autumn, Winter and Spring classes. Those attending were welcomed with a teeny treat – loveheart sweets with some … Continued

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    Learn. Share. Teach. Barter.

    Autumn is here. As the skies turn grey it’s the perfect time of year to reflect on what has passed and look forward to learning new things! Learn. Share. Teach. Barter. #TradeSchoolGlasgow Autumn into Winter 2014/15 classes start in October. … Continued

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  • We Chose to Climb - a learning expedition


    Metaphorical thinking for life and living

    Metaphorical thinking for life and living At SCIF we love metaphors! We using metaphorical thinking to explain complex stuff by associating unfamiliar ideas with one that is more commonplace. Many of our events and activities therefore use metaphors, as a … Continued

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  • We Chose to Climb - a learning expedition


    Finding inspiration 6000 feet above sea level

    In recent days I’ve been lucky enough to stay in the small village of Zermatt, Switzerland finding inspiration 6,000 feet above sea level. With a balcony apartment with uninterrupted views of the Matterhorn Mountain, I have been inspired to map … Continued

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  • Trendspotters


    TS Sport – Trendspotters Sport

    At Trendspotters Sport – or TS Sport as we like to call it, we connect, introduce and reintroduce disabled people to sport to help unlock their independence in everyday life.  TS Sport is led by Ryan MacDonald and Ryan has been … Continued

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  • Glasgow Planning Structures


    SCIF Children & Families Strategic Group

    There has been significant progress made over the last few months by SCIF’s Children & Families Strategic Group led by SCIF Associate Lynn Blair. The membership of the group has grown to include participation from Shelter and Stepdown, both of whom … Continued

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  • Wee Enterprizers



    At the beginning of August our Wee Enterprizers came together again to work through their kitchen table business ideas in a large group planning event which spanned two days. Teasing out people’s gifts and talents and recording this on paper … Continued

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