MCR Pathways are looking for volunteers!

MCR Pathways train and match volunteer mentors with a young person to meet for just one hour a week and provide an encouraging, listening ear. Mentors support their young person to focus in school and build their confidence and aspirations.

Parents/Carers, please join mentoring charity MCR Pathways and find out how you can make a life-changing difference.

There is amazing potential and talent in our young people, regardless of their home life and circumstances, but for many, that potential has yet to be discovered. Scottish charity MCR Pathways matches young people with a mentor who helps them to uncover, nurture, and develop their skills and confidence. They are looking for our help to find more volunteers for young people who need it most.

Can you help?
The only requirement to become a mentor is simply a desire to help a young person and put them first. Mentoring sessions take place in school for one hour a week and are based on non-judgemental listening and encouragement. Mentors help young people realise their full potential and empower them with the confidence and belief to make it happen.

Visit mcrpathways.org to find out more and begin your mentoring journey or call us on 0141 221 0200.

MCR Pathways is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Registered No SCO45816

The Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020 are open for nominations!

Why not recognise a person or group of people with a learning disability, and celebrate their talents and achievements by nominating them for a Scottish Learning Disability Award?

This year there are 8 categories, spanning everything from the creative pursuits to sporting achievement and work and learning. So you won’t be stuck for choice!

There are also two categories where you can nominate people who support a person with a learning disability, as well as the person with a learning disability themselves. The ‘Living your Best Life’ category celebrates the importance of having innovative, person-centred support which empowers a person to live life to the fullest. ‘Family Carer and their Relative’ recognises the transformative and empowering relationship between the family carer(s) and the person being cared for.

To find out more about the award categories and to nominate a person or group for an award, please click here.

Nominations close on Monday 3rd February 2020 at 5pm.

So now is the time to get writing and send your nominations in!

If you have any questions about the nomination process or the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020, please don’t hesitate to contact the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, on 0141 248 3733 or via email at awards@scld.co.uk.