Here are some ideas that can help you stay happy during winter, suggested by the mental health charity Health in Mind.
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Here are some ideas that can help you stay happy during winter, suggested by the mental health charity Health in Mind.
View wonderful pictures created by Grace-Anne.
Find out more about our relational approach, creating connections and how we measure the impact we make.
Redress Support Service offers personalised support to people throughout their redress journey. Find out more.
Lauchlan, who is registered with us, shares two reflective poems.
Chris, who is supported by Future Pathways, has been drawing for many years. Here, he shares some of his pictures.
At Future Pathways, we ask people how it feels to work with us. It helps us to improve our service and to learn. See what people have said.
Find out more about our waiting list.
This is the latest update on the Discretionary Fund. Published 31st October.
Our latest Meet the Partner feature shines a light on the work of Centred. Working across the Highlands, they support people with their mental health, in their own homes and in Centred’s Recovery Centre in Inverness. Find out more about their work.
Future Pathways is taking part in The Gathering 2023 as both exhibitor and as event host. We are delighted to be part of SCVO’s diverse and inspiring programme. Find out more.
This is an update about Future Pathways’ fund, used to help support the people we work with. You can find more information here.
Our Quarter 1 report from 2023 is now available, highlighting key stats and stories about our work.
A note that our Registration Line is closed Monday 16th October to Friday 20th October. The line will open again at 10am on Monday 23rd October. If you’re finding things hard, it can be good to talk to someone. The Samaritans The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to
Discover our latest report created with The Lasting Difference. It highlights our partnership work with a range of services.
We have created a short version of our latest impact report. Now available for you to view.
Ian shares his talent for model making, with a story all the way from Australia.
In this feature we explore working together as an Alliance and how our collaborative approach strengthens the service we deliver.
Alex has been working with us for about a year. We helped him to write a
book – and he’s already planning the next one. Find out more.
Dan Ross is a life coach and one of our new Delivery Partners. Find out more about how helps people to reframe their thinking and find new perspectives on challenges.
Find out more about our learning partnership with Matter of Focus, a company who help organisations to understand, evaluate and track the difference they make.
Our Quarter 4 report is now available, highlighting key stats and stories about our work.
Check out Stepping Stones, our latest impact report. Find out about the difference we make, and how we make it.
Discover our work with Community Brokerage Network, an organisation which provides support to help people with social care needs.
One of our Support Coordinators reflects on how therapy and mindfulness can help with self-confidence.
A Support Coordinator reflects on developing a relationship with someone they work with.
A Support Coordinator describes how they work with partners to provide the right kind of support.
One of our coordinators considers how listening and encouragement were crucial to provided support.
Our Quarter 3 report is out now featuring key data, insights and stories about our work.
Discover one of the latest creative pieces shared by one of our contributors – a wonderful poem called The Suit.
We chat to Sarah Smith, founder of lightbulb.coach, to discover more about how she helps people to build their confidence and self esteem.
Find out more about key research created with Matter of Focus, a company that helps services to learn and improve.
Discover the work of Grant, a skilled photographer. We supported him to pursue his talent. Check out his fantastic photographs and read his story here.
Our Registration Line hours are different during the Easter break. Find out when you can phone us.
Discover the work of Cellfield. They help people people to improve their reading skills and are one of our support providers.
Find out about Making Pathways Together – a project about improving our service for the people we support.
Check out this fantastic photograph by one of the people we support.
Read a wonderful poem by one of our contributors.
The Book Whisperers share with us their top three tips for writing your first book. Read on to find out more.
Find out more about The Book Whisperers, a community of people that helps writers of all kinds to self-publish their work.
Looking for winter wellbeing activities? Check out this special feature from Health in Mind.
If you’re finding things hard during the Christmas period, you can contact services like the Samaritans or Breathing Space. Details here.
We’ve been looking into how the increased cost of living affects the people we support. Read our research feature to find out more.
A selection of wonderful work from people supported by Future Pathways.
Find out more about the Moira Anderson Foundation in our latest feature.
This report features infographics, case studies and a special feature on the cost of living crisis. Find out more.
Our Helpline closes at 4pm on Wednesday 21st December 2022. It will re-open again at 10am on Wednesday 4th January 2023.
Find out more about Birthlink who support people to access care records and learn more about their family histories.
Find out more about how Liam was supported by Future Pathways to follow his passion for photography and complete a course.
If you need help with the cost of living, there are a range of places you can access support.
Find out more about LifeLink, an organisation helping people to make positive changes in their lives.
Find out more about the Action Learning Programme, a new initiative from Future Pathways in collaboration with partners.
‘I just needed to keep on putting one foot in front of the other.’ Read all about Shona’s 300-mile walk for charity.
Find out more about the Community Brokerage Network, an organisation helping people to access social care.
Covering our work from April to June 2022, our report features infographics, case studies and more.
The Scottish Government has issued a note confirming that Scotland’s Redress Scheme is on schedule to open for applications in December this year. More details in the link: https://www.gov.scot/…/financial-redress-for-survivors-of-…/
Future Pathways was set up in 2016 to directly address the inequalities people have experienced because of childhood abuse in care. Our aim is to enable people to live happier, healthier, and more independent lives by offering support that is aligned with each person’s aspiration and circumstances. Our role is
Since 2016 Future Pathways has been delivered by Health in Mind, Penumbra, Glasgow Psychological Trauma Services (often called ‘The Anchor’) and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF). With the Future Pathways contract renewal announced last year becoming effective on March 31st, the MHF has decided this is the right time for
I know [Future Pathways] must have bent over backwards for the help they gave me, the trust is there, Future Pathways listen to me.
News that £9 million of funding has been granted to allow Future Pathways to run for even longer has been welcomed. The Scottish Government has announced that it will fund the project for a further two years until at least 2023. Flora Henderson, Alliance Manager for Future Pathways, said: “This
During lockdown, you have been sharing your thoughts about the pandemic with Future Pathways. Vicky has asked us to share her poem about it with you: The world is fighting a war – you could say, it is world war three. But this battle has no exploding bombs, soldiers firing
Legislation to provide financial redress to people who were abused in care as children is set to be introduced in Scotland this year. Deputy First Minister John Swinney has confirmed that the Redress (Survivors of In Care Abuse) (Scotland) Bill will be introduced in the Scottish Parliament following its summer
How do you feel about life under lockdown? One of the people supported by Future Pathways shared his thoughts with us: “I’m amazed at how little this pandemic has impacted my life. In the beginning, the very word “pandemic ” brought fear surging into my life but as time went
Here is a case study about Daniel, who registered with Future Pathways after struggling with housing issues. Daniel came to Future Pathways as he had a difficult and traumatic upbringing in care. He was assigned to receive team support from Future Pathways, which involves a group of support coordinators sharing
You may have heard that the Scottish/UK Government has responded to the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) by declaring that people should avoid travelling unless absolutely necessary. The specific advice issued yesterday is: Anyone with a fever or persistent cough should stay at home for 14 days. Anyone who lives
The Moira Anderson Foundation (MAF) serves Scotland from its base in Airdrie and specialises in supporting people who have experienced abuse. It was one of the first organisations to work with Future Pathways since we were set up in 2016 and has supported several people since then. One example is
More than 1,000 people had registered for support with Future Pathways by summer 2019, according to the latest quarterly report. There was an average of 40 registrations a month, with an increase in the number signing up from out-with the central belt and the rest of the UK. And all
Mandy is a Support Provider for Future Pathways. Read on to find out about her work with people who were abused in care as children. “My name is Mandy and I work in the Scottish Borders in Galashiels. I work with Future Pathways in two ways – I offer counselling
A massage school offering trauma-informed treatment has joined Future Pathways as a Support Provider. The Glasgow School of Massage offers training courses as well as various therapies to help address people’s wellbeing. Head tutor and therapist Rachel Black offers a private treatment clinic to the public with a range of
Survivors who are registered with Future Pathways are being invited to take part in a series of feedback events across Scotland. The engagement sessions are an opportunity for people receiving support from the organisation to share their opinions and ideas about the service. It is very important to hear directly
In this case study, Marie talks about how Future Pathways helped her to break down the barriers in her life which were holding her back. Before registering and working with Future Pathways, Marie felt that it was not possible to have people in her world that could care about her.
In this case study, Jack talks about his experience of working with Future Pathways and how it has helped him. Before meeting his Support Coordinator, Jack was unsure about how things were going to go, what support he would receive, and even if he’d be entitled to receive support. “I’ve
Join the National Confidential Forum at their event in Aberdeen to talk about “What we have heard so far”.
Come and meet the Future Pathways team at the Gathering, the UK’s biggest third sector event, on 22 and 23 February.
People who have experienced in-care abuse and neglect are being urged to come forward and register for ‘Future Pathways
Joyce Fox, one of our survivors, has shared her story about her journey
Put into care as a baby, he never got the chance to meet his mum. He is hoping to find someone who knew her so that at last he can see a photo of her.
A Fife man who was taken into care as a baby is celebrating after seeing photos of his beloved mum for the first time.
An Arbroath woman who was abused whilst in care has credited support from Future Pathways with helping her come to terms with her past.
The latest quarterly report from Future Pathways is now available
An historic Edinburgh venue will host a special art exhibition to celebrate the second anniversary of Future Pathways.
In light of the recent arrests in relation to historical abuse at Smyllum House, telephone support is being offered to those affected.
The SHRC InterAction Action Plan Review Group, in partnership with CELCIS
Survivor Andy Weir has shared how what happened to him in care has affected his life in a blog post in Third Force News – here’s an extract and a link to the article:
Survivor Shirley Caffell has spoken to the East Lothian Courier about her experience and how she is encouraging people to contact Future Pathways for support.
Survivor Carol has spoken to the Edinburgh Evening News about how Future Pathways has helped her to find a new lease of life.
A woman who survived abuse in care as a child has spoken about how art has helped her to move on in her life.
Future Pathways is here to give support to people who experienced abuse or neglect whilst in care in Scotland.