Opportunities @ CCI

Placements & Referrals

“It gives me something to look forward to and helps me to feel like I’m giving back to the community.”

At Clydesdale Community Initiatives we believe that individuals should not be defined by their support needs but instead recognised for the contribution they can make. Our award-winning social enterprise and inclusion model offers person-centred training and support for participants to work in a range of vocational environments. 

Our Supported Volunteering Placements are available to individuals referred to us by their GP, Occupational Therapist, Community Mental Health Worker or other support agency.

Supported Work Placements are also available to adults with learning disabilities, autism or other complex needs.

We also offer Supported Training Placements to young people who are experiencing barriers to education, training and employment.

Projects Offered

  • Horticulture

  • Environmental and Conservation Activities

  • Food Preparation and Cooking in the Langloch Farm Community Kitchen

  • Involvement with the Community Food Growing Network (which supports Clydesdale Foodbank), including Gardening Groups at local NHS hospitals

  • Woodworking experience, producing Langloch Farm Woodcraft products

  • Production of Langloch Farm Botanics natural cosmetic products

CCI placements provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Discover new interests

  • Make a positive contribution to the community

  • Improve physical and mental wellbeing

  • Expand social connections

  • Be part of a friendly hardworking team

  • Experience real world projects and learn practical skills

Each participant has a designated keyworker who identifies their personal, social and vocational goals in an individual, person-centred plan and supports goal achievement through relevant training opportunities.


Education and training placements for young people are funded by the referring agency or school.

Placements for adults with complex support needs are funded through Self-Directed Support (SDS) budgets.

SDS is a Scottish Government strategy designed to give people more choice, control, flexibility and creativity over how their support is provided. SDS can be used in a variety of ways to meet your support needs. Anyone assessed as needing social care services is eligible for SDS, with a few exceptions.

To find out more about SDS visit www.selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk.

If you would like to find out more about a placement at CCI please either call us on 01555 664211 or email us at enquiries@cciweb.org.uk.

Participant Feedback

“The work is good and I get a chance to meet new people plus lots of training opportunities.”

​ “CCI took me from being a mental and physical wreck to someone who can now make a difference in other people’s lives and once again be happy.”

“This has been a life changing experience; it has been a journey from where I was, I should have been sectioned, to where I’ve ended up today. CCI have been a huge part of my recovery, I’m running about just now being grateful to everybody.”

“I can now make a difference to people, instead of people helping me! By helping them, I’m helping me”

“Taking part in the Green Health programmes with CCI was a turning point; he became more engaged, energised and talkative”.