Equal Futures

Charity registered in Scotland SC033799

Equal Futures is an organisation set up by a group of parents with a family member with a learning disability. This gives a unique viewpoint to the range of challenges families face when they want to make sure that their sons and daughters live a good life.

Many families feel isolated; unsure where to ask for help.

Most people with disabilities will have social care services to provide support for daily living. But there is often a lack of understanding in these services that people want more than this.

Everyone wants friends too – this is where Equal Futures can help.

Current opportunities

Volunteer Professionals utilise their expertise and knowledge to help the focus person and their family to navigate through a challenging time or a period of transition. The volunteer will meet with the family, providing advice and answering questions. For example, a retired school teacher might help a young person who is transitioning from school to college. Volunteers will be added to a bank of professionals, and called upon to support families on a short-term basis. Equal Futures supports you throughout your volunteering. Volunteers will be registered with Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme

Wanted Volunteer Befriender (with a difference!) Enjoy singing rock classics in the car? Passionate about football? Or do you simply love a coffee and a chat in your favourite café? Whether you are a foodie or a footie fan, a crazy kitchen dancer or an avid film buff we need you! Here at Equal Futures we like to take a fresh look at befriending and encourage volunteers that are as diverse as the people we support. We believe that people with Additional Support Needs are among some of the most isolated, our vision is a society without loneliness with your help we can try to achieve this for everyone. We support individuals, families and volunteers to develop meaningful and lasting friendships. If you have 2 -3 hours a fortnight to give to someone this rewarding role could be just right for you. We ask for a minimum 1 year commitment , in return you will receive full training, ongoing support and development, the opportunity to make real and lasting connections and be part of something truly special.