• 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 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

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
  • 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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  • We Chose to Climb - a learning expedition

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    We Chose To Climb – A Learning Expedition

    Exciting times on our Learning Expedition, ‘We Chose To Climb’ - our 3 days event coming in March 2015.  The focus these past few weeks has been on developing and building upon our climbing metaphor which will be woven into the fabric 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 and Trade Schools with a Health and Social Care focus.  I have most recently had the pleasure … Continued

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  • Wee Enterprizers

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    The Wee Enterprizers

    Back in 2013 Social Care Ideas Factory (SCIF), in collaboration with its members and The Social Enterprise Academy (SEA), began to explore social enterprise opportunities which would benefit the people that our organisations support.  The focus of the initial session … Continued

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