Future Pathways

Future Pathways arranges support for adults who were abused as children while living in care in Scotland.

Partners: Penumbra, Health in Mind, Scottish Government, and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Quick fact: Future Pathways can arrange support for people wherever they live in the world.

Future Pathways was launched in September 2016 by the Scottish Government to help support people who were abused or neglected as children while living in the care system in Scotland. Its trauma-informed team works closely with each individual to help them to identify and achieve their goals.

Some examples of support people have accessed  include: searching for birth records, trauma support and counselling, adult education classes, arts groups, travel to visit family, support to get into work, advocacy, health and fitness classes, driving lessons and access to further education.  The Future Pathways website contains case studies, videos, statistics and more details about how people can register for support - www.future-pathways.co.uk

Case study - education 

“When I registered with Future Pathways, I said that I wanted to learn to read and write properly - I have always been told that I am stupid because of my reading and spelling and was made to sit at the back of the class in school. I talked to my support coordinator about this and she referred me for an assessment. I was amazed to be told that the reason I struggled with reading and writing is because I am dyslexic - this had never been identified before.

"Since my diagnosis, Future Pathways put me in touch with an organisation called Dynamic Dyslexia, which supports people with this condition. Linda, who works there, took me to the University of Edinburgh to show me the technology available to help. It completely mesmerised me, there are so many digital apps out there. I am now putting these into practice. I do not know where I would be without Future Pathways, I've got a lot to thank them for. I appreciate them so much and thank them from the bottom of my heart."


For more information, please contact:

John Young (Communications and Engagement Manager – Future Pathways)

[email protected]