Media release: Art of Living Lifestyle Show will give budget holders choices

GLASGOW Social Care Providers Forum is organising a major lifestyle show, to bring together personal budget holders on Self Directed Support and the whole range of organisations who can help them live life to the full.

The Art of Living Lifestyle Show will be held in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on February 23 next year.

Charlie Barker, director of GSCPF, said: “The problem facing the growing number of people with their own budgets is that the market is still in development and that makes it difficult for them to know what they can buy.

“Experience is already showing us that people on SDS don’t just want to spend their budgets on basic support. Controlling their own finances widens their horizons and gives them the confidence to live fuller lives.

“Service providers, public and private organisations and individuals who want to meet these demands also need to be able to showcase their offerings.

“The Art of Living Lifestyle Show is the first major event to bring all these people together.”

Lifestyle Show will feature eight zones, reflecting different areas of people’s lives. They are: 

1. home, personal space, environment, community

2. citizenship, purpose, contribution

3. assets, money, resources, worth

4. playtime, hobbies, fun

5. relationships, sexuality, equality, love

6. health and care support

7. training, education, work, volunteering, personhood

8. faith, spirituality

There will also be two other zones:

  1. Personalisation and self directed support
  2. Coffee and relaxation

Booking details for this show will be available early January 2011. Watch this space.


Issued on behalf of Glasgow Social Care Providers Forum by John Scott of John Scott Communications.

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Notes for editors

GSCPF is an innovative network of social care provider organisations delivering services across Glasgow.

The original seed for the Forum was sown in 2001 by a group of Providers hoping to build a strong provider community, where common issues could be raised, debated and represented.

In 2006 the Forum launched with the support of Glasgow City Council Social Work Services funding and the employment of staff.

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