Local People Linking

Local People Linking raises awareness of older people’s human rights based on their lived experiences in their communities. We co-deliver human rights sessions with community members across a range of different groups.

We are supporting older people from a variety of backgrounds as they develop and share information that is accessible on activities and services happening in their area.

We’re here to help bring groups together to learn about each other and create new opportunities in the community.

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What we're doing

As part of the Local People Linking project, we have been delivering free human rights trainings. The trainings have been open to anyone who is interested in learning more about human rights and how they play a part in different aspects of older people’s community participation and wellbeing.

We’ve worked with different groups and community members to hold inclusive conversations and learning about rights – and how to put them into action. This moved online in 2020 – reaching people who might not have been able to travel to in-person trainings, and bringing in community media skills training to help community members share their voices and highlight challenges to accessing human rights.

You can watch Neighourhood Networks members’ video on Human Rights to learn more about the work in practice. Click here to see our Local People Linking training flyer.

The right to have your voice heard on issues that affect you.

The impact it's having so far

  • Training community members and practitioners in Dunterlie
  • We held a joint human rights event with our Rural Wisdom project in Eaglesham
  • We delivered sessions with RAMH and the Fairweather group in Barrhead
  • We supported each group to develop their own rights charter so they can report on the things that are important to them in their communities and learn from each other
  • We held sessions in the Borders with Borders Care Voice and Health in Mind.
  • And online sessions with Neighbourhood Networks groups – supporting them to create a Human Rights charter and keep the conversation going.

 

If you are interested in learning about rights training, or would like to get in touch about any other aspects of this project, please contact jill.k@otbds.org.

Resources

Human Rights Learning cover image with Local People Linking's logo. Large text reads "Communities make human rights come to life". The first 2 paragraphs of the resource are included in unreadably small text.

Local People Linking: Human Rights Learning Resource

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Using Human Rights in our Communities cover image with Local People Linking's logo. Quote reads "We're all in this together - rights are about respecting each other, helping each other out, and showing each other kindness - no matter what."

Local People Linking: Human Rights in our Communities

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Human rights - how to run your own learning session

Human Rights – How To Run Your Own Training Session

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