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Cathedrals of the people

Blue Triangle

Wednesday 15 June
Time slot
This event took place 12 months ago
Boisdale 2
Wheelchair accessible
Kathryn Irvine
Policy & influencing Families and communities
Overall aim

Iain Macfarlane, CEO of Blue Triangle, will offer an insight into an approach that allows localities across Scotland to come to together and offer support in a way that is inclusive, human and compassionate.


The Cathedrals of the People model offers localities the ability to reassess how it delivers social care whilst making their communities more connected, healthy and vibrant. The approach creates a platform for potential Recovery Development, Residential Rehabilitation, Stigma and Discrimination Reduction, Harm Reduction and non-custodial Criminal Justice solutions, as well as prevention and education and diversion from health harms. All of this delivered in local communities by harnessing the Scottish Passion for “ The Beautiful Game”, football.

By creating effective and local Public Social Private Partnerships (PSPPs), Iain believes we can make Scotland a true global leader in how our society responds to its most vulnerable and potentially most contributing citizens.

Who was the event aimed at?


Who spoke at this event?
Blue Triangle CEO, Iain Macfarlane
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