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3 R’s Project

Rights, Respect, Responsibility

What is the 3 R’s Project?

The 3 R’s Project is a self-directed support legal rights project. This means that the project aims to help people to understand their rights and access the support they are entitled to. The 3 R’s are the principles that the project is based on: Rights, Respect and Responsibilities.

The 3 R’s Project can assist individuals with social care support needs and third sector organisations which support individuals accessing self-directed support.

The project is supported jointly by the Baring Foundation and the Life Changes Trust.


HOW CAN THE 3 R’S PROJECT ASSIST YOU?

  • Provide advice and information on your rights under self-directed support, human rights and equalities legislation.

  • Undertake casework on your behalf to support resolution of more complex issues. The project is unable to provide independent legal advice.

  • Refer you to legal organisations if resolution cannot be reached or if you need independent legal advice.

Please note that the 3 R’s Project cannot provide independent legal advice. If you require independent legal advice, you should contact a solicitor as soon as possible .


HOW CAN THE 3 R’S PROJECT SUPPORT THE THIRD SECTOR?

  • Access to a range of web-based publications.

  • Advice and information by phone and email.

  • Training opportunities including e-learning.

WHO CAN USE THE 3 R’S PROJECT?

The project can assist anyone with social care needs, anywhere in Scotland. The project has also received funding from the Life Changes Trust specifically to provide support to people with dementia and their carers.

You do not have to be a member of a minority ethnic community to access the project.


HOW CAN I CONTACT THE 3 R’S PROJECT?

For people with Dementia and their carers: 

Jennifer Paton
Legal Officer (Dementia)
MECOPP
Maritime House
8 The Shore
Edinburgh
EH6 6QN 
Telephone: 0131 467 2994
Email: jennifer@mecopp.org.uk

For all other enquiries:

Phil Wakely
Legal Officer
MECOPP
Maritime House
8 The Shore
Edinburgh
EH6 6QN 
Telephone: 0131 467 2994
Email: philip@mecopp.org.uk 

Referrals

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