• 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?

“ Capability Scotland greatly appreciates the opportunity to work with SCIF to help our customers develop their entrepreneurial skills and to link up with like-minded individuals with similar goals. Our staff, who provide support to our customers in working up their business ideas, also benefit from the innovative and inspiring methods of working championed by SCIF.”

Elaine Fox
Project Manager at Capability Scotland

SCIF is a highly valued strategic partner of Social Work Services.In times that demand innovative and radical thinking, SCIF’s ability to build support around new ideas and ways of working is a massive strength.

Stephen Fitzpatrick
Strategic Head of Adult Services, Glasgow City Council
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    Festive Food Bank

    #TradeSchoolGlasgow organised a Festive Food Bank collection across 3 local authority areas – Glasgow, Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire. The donations from local authority employees were items which might bring some relief to vulnerable families at this time of year.  Those … Continued

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    COMPETITION TIME!!! At SCIF we have been very disappointed by venues advertising their spaces as fully accessible when they are not!  We don’t want this to happen again, so we want to tap into our twitter followers’ knowledge and expertise … Continued

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    Unscrooged at Christmas

    #TradeSchoolGlasgow had a ball the other evening getting in the Christmas spirit!  A bit of homemade Trade School Christmas fun, laughter and friendship was shared at our latest class! We had demonstrations of candle making on the cheap and made … Continued

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    Positive Mindset

    One of our recent  #TradeSchoolGlasgow classes focused on positive mindsets and how to develop this. The class looked at people’s current perceptions of their wellbeing using a wellbeing wheel – identifying where their “flat tyres” were – and then engaged in … Continued

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    TS Sport Golfs!

    Wellsgreen Golf range in Fife was the destination for the TS Sport team this month. Now, you would be forgiven for thinking golf was far from an ideal sport for wheelchair users. The practicalities of getting around a golf course in … Continued

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    TS Sport Climbs!

    The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is the largest indoor climbing centre in Europe, and on 2nd November it was the venue for Scotland’s very first ParaClimb festival. The event attracted 31 competing entries and provided taster sessions for the many … Continued

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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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