Inspiration Corner

The 2016 Inspiration Corner is home to workshops, inspirational sessions and product demonstrations where visitors can discover initiatives in action, question the experts and get the very best advice.

Wednesday 5th October Thursday 6th October

10:30 Eyeway Signs

Eyeway Signs - Wayfinding and what we do. Dementia Specialists and our Partners helping in Product Development and future plans.

10:30 Home Energy Scotland

Steps to a Warmer Winter - Now is a great time to take steps to prepare for the winter with free money saving help from Scottish Government. We offer free impartial advice and can assess you for energy efficiency measures to help towards a cosy home.

11:10 Housing Options Scotland

Housing Options for disabled people in Scotland - We are Scotland’s housing advice charity for disabled people, military veterans, and older people. We know how hard it can be to find a home that suits your needs if you or a family member have a disability, mobility problems, or specific needs. We’re here to help. We advise and support disabled people, veterans and older people through the complex design, financial and legal processes involved in buying or renting a property.

11:10 Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded - Scottish War Blinded provides free support to veterans, no matter when and how they lost their sight. Support provided includes: • Rehabilitation and training to adapt to sight loss • Grants for equipment to assist with independent living • Funded respite care • Home modifications • Sports, recreation and social activities. Today’s presentation will be delivered by Jim Thomson, who is the Manager of our Linburn Centre in West Lothian. Jim will describe the rehabilitation, social, recreational and sporting activities provided at the Linburn Centre as well as providing a look ahead to the opening of our new Scottish War Blinded rehabilitation and activity centre in Paisley in 2017.

 

11:50 Paths for All

Dementia Friendly Health Walks - Paths for All want to ensure that everyone living with Dementia and their family, friends and carers can engage in walking. Through our Dementia Friendly Walking project we are providing training, funding and support to make the Walking for Health network Dementia Friendly. We are also working to raise awareness about the benefits of walking for people living with Dementia.

11:50 Guide Dogs Scotland

Guide Dog Services - Find out about the services Guide Dogs can offer, including the guide dog service and the sighted guide service ‘My Guide’.

12:30 Training 2 Care

Virtual Dementia Tour - Changing lives of people living with dementia. The Virtual Dementia tour is a unique training experience that allows participants to experience the world through the eyes of a person living dementia. Using specialist equipment and highly qualified facilitators the experience is scientifically and medically proven to be the closest possible lived experience of what it might be like to live with dementia. Dementia is a commonly misunderstood condition within society and the virtual dementia tour changes practice, builds empathy which in turn leads to better outcomes for people with dementia.

12:30 Training 2 Care

Virtual Dementia Tour - Changing lives of people living with dementia. The Virtual Dementia tour is a unique training experience that allows participants to experience the world through the eyes of a person living dementia. Using specialist equipment and highly qualified facilitators the experience is scientifically and medically proven to be the closest possible lived experience of what it might be like to live with dementia. Dementia is a commonly misunderstood condition within society and the virtual dementia tour changes practice, builds empathy which in turn leads to better outcomes for people with dementia.

13:10 Guide Dogs Scotland

Guide Dog Services - Find out about the services Guide Dogs can offer, including the guide dog service and the sighted guide service ‘My Guide’.

13:10 Tommy Whitelaw

Tommy on Tour - One man's mission to raise awareness of dementia. Tommy Whitelaw had a successful career in the music business until his mum developed vascular dementia and he suddenly became a full-time carer. In 2011 he set off on a marathon walk across Scotland, inviting carers from all over the nation to send or bring him letters telling their own dementia stories. Tommy continues to speak to carers groups, as well as key decision-makers who have influence over the lives of people affected by dementia. He is still gathering experiences, to make sure they are shared with those who can make life better for carers.

 

13:50 SDEF

Inclusive Communication in Scotland - There is recognition from many individuals and organisations that whilst there is a lot of good work being developed across Scotland there continues to be significant gaps in knowledge, awareness and practical application of good inclusive communication tools and strategies across all sectors. Additionally, there are limited resources for organisations and individuals to share and gain useful information and advice. The purpose of the Inclusive Communication Hub would be to provide a central source for organisations to go to for information and advice they require to implement their own Inclusive Communication.

13:50 StoriiCare

Improving lives through memories - StoriiCare is currently used by care providers across the UK. Accessible on any internet enabled device, StoriiCare enables carers to provide the gold standard of person centred care, through reminiscing with service users over life story content uploaded by families. This care is automatically recorded by the platform, notifying relatives when it occurs and providing useful documentation for regulatory bodies.

14:30 Home Energy Scotland

Steps to a Warmer Winter - Now is a great time to take steps to prepare for the winter with free money saving help from Scottish Government. We offer free impartial advice and can assess you for energy efficiency measures to help towards a cosy home.

14:30 Mobility Scotland

Avenues to independence - A journey through the: Worry-Free, Hassle-Free, Value Adding Motability Scheme. • Eligibility Criteria • Options • The Right Partner (Specialised Dealer) • Ongoing Service and Support

15:10 Mobility Scotland

Avenues to independence - A journey through the: Worry-Free, Hassle-Free, Value Adding Motability Scheme. • Eligibility Criteria • Options • The Right Partner (Specialised Dealer) • Ongoing Service and Support

15:10 Royal Blind

The Royal Blind Learning Hub - The Royal Blind Learning Hub provides teacher training, educational resources, advice and workshops to teachers and other education professionals working with visually impaired children and young people. Support is provided through: • One to one contact visiting schools directly as well as outreach support • Teacher training • Online learning Today’s presentation will be delivered by Sally Paterson, who is our Learning Hub Manager and a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired (QTVI). Sally has spent 23 years in teaching, the last decade of which has been with blind and partially sighted pupils.

15:30 RNIB

Online Today - Helping people with sight loss to get online - So many of the things we do today are done online. Often we see services, discounts and deals that can only be accessed online. Funded by the Big Lottery, the Online Today team at RNIB want to make sure that our customers have the skills and knowledge they need to take advantage of everything the internet has to offer. Here in Scotland we have five Digital Skills Officers who work across the country, visiting locations from Annan in Dumfries & Galloway to Wick in Caithness. Our DSOs run drop-ins, surgeries and larger demonstrations as well as structured training for small groups. The team carries a range of tablets and smartphones and customers can take the time to try these out for themselves. We can also help those customers who already have their own devices and need help getting started. Come along to our workshop to find out more about the features that allow blind and partially sighted people to access the internet using tablets and smartphones.

15:30 RNIB

Online Today - Helping people with sight loss to get online - So many of the things we do today are done online. Often we see services, discounts and deals that can only be accessed online. Funded by the Big Lottery, the Online Today team at RNIB want to make sure that our customers have the skills and knowledge they need to take advantage of everything the internet has to offer. Here in Scotland we have five Digital Skills Officers who work across the country, visiting locations from Annan in Dumfries & Galloway to Wick in Caithness. Our DSOs run drop-ins, surgeries and larger demonstrations as well as structured training for small groups. The team carries a range of tablets and smartphones and customers can take the time to try these out for themselves. We can also help those customers who already have their own devices and need help getting started. Come along to our workshop to find out more about the features that allow blind and partially sighted people to access the internet using tablets and smartphones.