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Congratulations to (SVE) for putting on an excellent evening of celebration for the amazing volunteers in Stirling.  It was fantastic to meet the individuals who were behind the applications and to hear from their own words, the difference they make for others, through using their own time and skills.

- Kristine Johnson, Stirling Council

Charity Trading, Contracts & Tax Seminar
January 2017

'As someone who advises charities, this has been really helpful.  It puts me in a better position to answer the questions that charties pose!'

- J Cowie Stirling Council

Improving Legal Services to the Disabled

Capability Scotland has been contacted by the Law Society for Scotland, which wants to develop online training materials for solicitors to improve the quality of service they provide to disabled people.

The online training materials will include information on the Equality Act 2010, disability awareness and how to make legal services as accessible as possible to disabled people.  

As part of the online training the Law Society want to use real life examples of instances when disabled people have had difficulty accessing the services of a lawyer / solicitor. They are really keen to hear about examples of things like:

  • Lawyers offices being particularly inaccessible
  • People being refused services because they are disabled
  • People not being given information or materials in formats which meet their needs.
  • Lawyers refusing to  make reasonable adjustments for disabled clients
  • Lawyers displaying discriminatory attitudes.

If you or someone you know has had an experience like this, Capability Scotland would like to hear about it. You can give your story completely anonymously. Hopefully your real life experiences will help improve the services offered to disabled people in the future.

If you want any information or want to discuss any of the above, please contact Hanna McCulloch, Senior Policy Advisor, Capability Scotland: email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0131 3471025 / 0141 4290294.


Nominations now open for Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017!
26th September 2017

SVE are pleased to announce the launch of the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017. The Awards will take place on September 26th at The Engine Shed, Stirling, and will be delivered in partnership with Stirling Council.

Click here to nominate

Expressions of Interest

Fundraising - Keeping the Right Side of the Law!
& Maximising Gift Aid

For more info click here

Just Enterprise: An Introduction to Tendering Workshop 

May 10th 2017
Free Course

Click here for more details