Why join a group?

Who Cares? Scotland local groups are a great way to get involved, have fun and meet other Care Experienced people.

What types of groups are on offer?

We have several regular groups happening across the country, catering to a variety of ages and interests.

Some of our groups are just for fun and will run arts and crafts, hang outs, day trips, games and chillouts. Other groups, including Champions Boards, are focussed on changing care for the better and elevating the voices of Care Experienced people.

What’s on?

Find out if there’s a Who Cares? Scotland group happening near you. If you’d like any more support, you can contact our National Office on 0141 226 4441 or email us at hello@whocaresscotland.org.

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Our Groups

East Ayrshire

East Ayr TBC

Age group: 10-14

A new group focusing on fun and friendship which runs fortnightly on Wednesday evenings between 4:30-5:30pm.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Corran  – crussell@whocaresscotland.org

East Lothian

East Lothian Champions Board

Age group: 14-26

East Lothian Champions Board acts as an interface between Care Experienced people and the Local Authority to raise issues and create change within the care system.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Lisa  – lmccrae@whocaresscotland.org and Beth – bcatchpole@whocaresscotland.org

East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire Minichamps

Age group: 6-13

East Renfrewshire Minichamps is for young Care Experienced people looking for some fun and friendship. There is also some light activity to understand Care Experience and the wider community.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Lindsay  – lcook@whocaresscotland.org

East Renfrewshire Champions Board

Age group: 14+

East Renfrewshire Champions Board is for Care Experienced people looking to be part of consultations and help shape work around care in East Renfrewshire.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Lindsay  – lcook@whocaresscotland.

Midlothian

Midlothian Champs Group

Age group: 14-26

East Lothian Champions Board acts as an interface between Care Experienced people and the Local Authority to raise issues and create change within the care system.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Barbara – bgubbins@whocaresscotland.org

Moray

Little Fix

Age group: 10-14

Little Fix is an activity group for Care Experienced young people.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Paula at pcampbell@whocaresscotland.org

Moray Champions Board

Age group: TBC

TBC

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Paula at pcampbell@whocaresscotland.org

Better Meetings

Age group: TBC

TBC

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Paula at pcampbell@whocaresscotland.org

North Lanarkshire

Crafty Foxes

Age group: 8-12

Crafty Foxes is an arts and crafts group for Care Experienced young people. They meet once a fortnight, Tuesdays 5pm – 6.30pm, in Bellshill.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Laura – lcampbell@whocarescotland.org or Jacqueline – Jmclachlan@whocaresscotland.org

WCS Lanarkshire Facebook page

TNT (Today Not Tomorrow)

Age group: 14-26

TNT is a group of Care Experienced young people. Their role is:

  • To raise issues that affect the Care Experienced community
  • To raise the profile of Care Experienced People in North Lanarkshire
  • Work with partners on topical issues
  • Create change in the care system
  • To champion, challenge and change how North Lanarkshire cares for its Care Experienced Community
  • Hold Champions Board Meetings every 3 months
  • Create a network of peers to support activity

They meet once a fortnight, Mondays, 6pm-8pm,  in Bellshill and 3 times per year with the Champions Board, Wednesdays 6pm – 7.30pm. 

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Laura – lcampbell@whocarescotland.org

Facebook: TNT – Today Not Tomorrow
Twitter: @NLChampsTNT
Instagram: @TNT_Today_Not_Tomorrow

Mad Middles

Age group: 12-16

This is our brand-new group for 12–16-year-olds. They meet once a fortnight, Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm, in Bellshill.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Laura – lcampbell@whocarescotland.org,  and Elle – escott@whocaresscotland.org

WCS Lanarkshire Facebook page

Orkney

Who Cares? Orkney

Age group: TBC

A weekly group that meet on Wednesdays.

Contact info:
TBC

Renfrewshire

Young Experiences Group

Age groups: School leaver and above

The group meet monthly for outings and trips chosen and organised by the group. Members can choose to take part in consultations and campaigns.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with anyone from the team at renfrewshire@whocarescotland.org

The Wee Diamonds

Age: Primary School age

The Wee Diamonds group is held in Paisley and is an activity and arts and crafts group for children with any Care Experience. Parents and carers can come along too. Tuesdays 4.30pm-6pm

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with anyone from the team at renfrewshire@whocarescotland.org

The Chill Out

Age group: Secondary School age

The Chill Out is an activity group for Care Experienced young people to come together, meet new friends and try different activities and games. Tuesdays 6 – 7.30pm.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with anyone from the team at renfrewshire@whocarescotland.org

Shetland

#ShetlandCrew

The #ShetlandCrew is an activity and campaigning group.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Sian Wild – swild@whocaresscotland.org  

South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire Champions Board

Age group: 8-18+

South Ayrshire Champions Board acts as an interface between Care Experienced people and the Local Authority to raise issues and create change within the care system.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Sheryl – skay@whocaresscotland.org

South Lanarkshire

South Lanarkshire Champions Board

Age group: 14-26

South Lanarkshire’s Champions Board acts as an interface between Care Experienced people and the Local Authority to raise issues and create change within the care system.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Callum – cholt@whocaresscotland.org or Stephanie – SKimmet@whocaresscotland.org and Dionne – DMcNicol@whocaresscotland.org

Twitter: @SouthLanChamps 
Facebook: South Lanarkshire Champions Board

Western Isles

Kickin Klub

Age group: TBC

Meet weekly on a Wednesday term time.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Donna – dmbray@whocaresscotland.org

The Young Islanders

Age group: TBC

Meet 3 times a week during term time.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Donna – dmbray@whocaresscotland.org

Walky Talky

Age group: TBC

Meet during term time.

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Donna – dmbray@whocaresscotland.org

Care Through Our Voices

Age group: TBC

TBC

Contact info:
For more information about this group, you can get in touch with Donna – dmbray@whocaresscotland.org