Outside the Box Development Support

About Us and Our Work

Outside the Box Development Support provides training, advice and on-going assistance to people from communities in Scotland who want to make changes.

We give practical support and enable people to learn the types of skills that are important both for establishing new ventures and for sustaining them.

We assist people to contribute on issues that are about how their community or how society works - such as when older people want to offer their skills and experience to families and young people - as well as on matters that are specific to their own circumstances.

We encourage people to think of themselves and other people as citizens, rather than as recipients of services or as people who are restricted by a particular description or label.

We work with individual people, informal networks or groups, and smaller organisations.

We work with:
 

  • groups that are led by disabled or older people
  • groups that support people who are living with the consequences of poverty or social isolation
  • groups which are led by, or are supporting, people who are also experiencing additional barriers, for example as a consequence of age,ethnicity, gender or sexuality
  • individual people, families, friends and other informal carers.

Building Community-based support with Older People

Older people are clear about the types of support they want and what makes a difference for them. This includes older people with higher support...

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Older people and alcohol

Raising awareness and practical tips on how to enjoy a drink and stay safe as we get older Most older people have enjoyed a drink and known how...

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