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The latest developments and events

The invisible war

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

Financial redress for in care abuse survivors announced

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

Reflections on lockdown

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

“I felt a lot lighter”

Future Pathways can make a difference to people in so many different ways. In this case study, Rikki credits it with turning his life around and helping him to regain his confidence. You can watch Rikki’s interview here.

“Things are so much better”

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

COVID-19 (coronavirus) update March 17

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

Spotlight on – Birthlink

This month, we are highlighting one of our provider partners, Birthlink – Adults Affected by Adoption Adults who have been in care can have similar needs to people who were adopted, perhaps with issues of identity or looking for more information about their origins and extended family. We currently work

Spotlight on – The Moira Anderson Foundation

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

Latest Future Pathways update is out now!

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

Glasgow and Edinburgh feedback

The popular Future Pathways feedback sessions for Glasgow and Edinburgh this December are now full! To meet demand, further sessions in each city are now being planned for January. Your opinions are really important to Future Pathways, which is why feedback sessions local to you have been taking place recently.

Support Provider spotlight – Mandy Gaze

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

Glasgow School of Massage joins Future Pathways

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

We want to hear from you!

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

“I didn’t know that I could get on in life”

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.

“Nothing was sure in my mind, but I was willing to go with it”

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