3 R’s Project

Rights, Respect, Responsibility

What is the 3 R’s Project?

The 3 R’s Project will assist individuals with social care support needs to realise new rights and entitlements conferred on them by the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. 

It will also deliver a three-year capacity building programme to third sector organisations which provide support to individuals who are entitled to self-directed support. The project is jointly funded by the Baring Foundation and the Life Changes Trust. 


HOW CAN THE 3 R’S PROJECT ASSIST YOU?

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

  • Undertake casework on your behalf to support resolution of more complex issues

  • Refer you to legal organisations if resolution cannot be reached

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

  • Telephone advice and information

  • Student placement opportunities to be delivered in partnership with the University of Glasgow School of Law

  • Training opportunities including e-learning

WHO CAN USE THE 3 R’S PROJECT?

The project will accept both self-referrals from individuals who require assistance and Third Sector organisations which support individuals. The project can assist individuals and Third Sector organisations anywhere in Scotland. Due to funding from the Life Changes Trust, we can provide specialist 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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