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

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

  • “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
  • We Chose to Climb - a learning expedition

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    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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  • ProjectsTrendspotters

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    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

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    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

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    Planning!

    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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  • Wee Enterprizers

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    Doable Ideas!

    We had the most invigorating event in weeks at ‘The Wee Enterprizers’ get together at Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow on Wednesday afternoon.   This was our Orientation session where we were fortunate enough to meet a whole host of … Continued

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  • Tradeschool

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    Trade School

    Many of you have already been involved in previous terms of our Trade School here in Glasgow.  We have run generic Trade Schools with classes on ‘How to make soup’ to ‘How to change your life in two hours’; to … Continued

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  • SCIF Collective

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    We have a dream…

    At SCIF we have a dream to create a SCIF collective of people who have strengths that match what we need to deliver our ideas. I coordinated our first gathering of prospective SCIF Associates on Thursday 1st May over a … Continued

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  • Tradeschool

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    Trade School

    Many of you have already been involved in previous terms of our Trade School here in Glasgow.  We have run generic Trade Schools and Trade Schools with a Health and Social Care focus.  I have most recently had the pleasure … Continued

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