What is Brave the Day?

What is the background to this work?

Scottish Government introduced The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. The Act came into force on 01 April 2014 and places a duty on local authority social work departments to offer people who are eligible for social care a range of choices over how they receive their social care and support.
SDS empowers people to be equal partners in their care and participate fully in all aspects of life.

In order to provision choice and control around social care for individuals, and provide options for alternative packages of care, the Scottish Government continues to fund a full Self-directed Support implementation programme. This includes the Social Care Innovation Fund to enable third sector social care providers to deliver flexible and creative support, and promote culture change through the workforce.

Our initial Bravery work has been supporting social care staff from The Mungo Foundation, Support for Ordinary Living (SOL) and Hansel, who are charged with leading SDS implementation to develop a braver culture and leadership practice to create positive change and support greater SDS outcomes based options with people.

Our Partners

Scottish Government
The Mungo Foundation

Our Brave Voices

Billy from Mungo Foundation
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Eileen from Mungo Foundation
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Una from Mungo Foundation
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Jill from Hansel
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Lorna from Mungo Foundation
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Head of Finance, Mungo Foundation
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Anne Rae, Bravery Coach
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Meg Lyons, Bravery Coach
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Nicky Haverson, Bravery Coach
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Maria Hutchison, Bravery Coach
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Mungo Foundation, Hansel & Support for Ordinary Living staff attending Brave the Day Lunch
hours of Brave the Day leadership lunch activities
staff leaders signing up to a personal Bravery coach
hours of individual coaching hours

" ..listening to others life and work experiences made me realise we are all struggling with similar stuff. I didn't feel as daft or lonely. "

Brave the Day Leadership Lunch Participant

"...having a braver attitude in all parts of my life is important as I now realise you bring yourself to work. Although when we first started talking about this, I did feel I wasn't a very brave person, It wasn't a word I'd have used to describe myself. After being at the Brave lunches I now feel like I am brave as I believe bravery shows up in lots of different ways."

Brave the Day Leadership Lunch Participant