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We are delighted to offer our brand new Family Support Capacity Building Programme called 3D Futures. With over 25 years of developing and delivering a locality-based family support model, we are keen to share our learning and expertise with other communities. This offering includes consultancy, mentoring, training, toolkits, shadowing and an opportunity to join a family support network with other communities. This offer is available to organisations, churches and community groups to build capacity to design and deliver unique models of family support within and with communities. We can tailor bespoke packages specific to needs and we also offer a unique Local Authority bundle.


Training: Online & in person training courses covering all aspects of family support and the 3D approach from 3 hour sessions to 6 month courses.  We can tailor & package a range of training courses specific to your needs and can deliver in-house as required.

Consultancy: Coaching, mentoring, advice and guidance for specific parts of your journey or we can provide our 3D Futures+ service where we will journey with you from 6 months – 1 year.    

Resources: Toolkits covering services, programmes, operational aspects, Step-by-Step Guides. Podcasts exploring family support theory and practice from experts in the field across a wide range of topics.

Shadowing & Volunteer Placements: Opportunity to spend time at 3D in Drumchapel, Glasgow experiencing our work and services first-hand. Only available as part of our consultancy programme.

Accreditation: Gain the 3D STAR award in recognition you have received the required training and follow the 3D family support approach.

Network: Join our network of 3D STAR family support organisations across Scotland to share practice, gain knowledge and make connections.


“The 3D “project” as a whole, is very much a part of the social workers toolkit. The services on offer are accessible, “user friendly”, community based and one I know my service users value. 3D, as a whole, practice as, a non-judgmental, friendly, affective, professional community-based support. If we are really wanting to support local communities and give people the chance to thrive then we need to continue to support 3D.” Social worker


“We evidence more progress where 3D have been involved…maybe something to in the skills and ethos of the organisation….there is something special.” 3D partner

“The ideology of 3D makes it stand out, the idea of ownership, everybody at every level is bursting with pride for the organisation and believe in the difference they are making. You can just see they have real purpose…they definitely have something right.” 3D partner

“I am thinking differently, I am practising differently. I see the value in this approach.” 3D partner as part of the Drumchapel Children & Family network


For more information or to discuss a package tailored to your needs, please contact Sharon Colvin - email:  Tel:0141-944-5740

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