Welcome to Envision

 

 

Envision provides training, facilitation, graphic facilitation and consultancy services to a broad spectrum of voluntary and public sector organisations throughout the UK.  Envision's work is firmly rooted in person centred values with an emphasis on personal growth, inclusion and community development.

Envision was established in 2004 by Helen Wilson.  Helen previously worked for ten years in the voluntary sector in Edinburgh as a trainer, facilitator and consultant, mainly within the social care environment.  She was a consultant with Scottish Human Services (SHS) and then took up a post as Community Connector with Edinburgh Development Group (EDG).  At EDG, Helen mostly worked with adults with learning difficulties and older people, supporting individuals and families to plan for positive, inclusive futures using person centred planning approaches, and supporting staff in other organisations to develop person centred practice and strategies for sustaining community inclusion.  

Since going freelance, Helen has continued to focus her training and consultancy practice primarily within health and social care environments.  Her facilitation and graphics work, however, often takes her into less familiar territory to work wtih teams and organisations on strategic planning and team building. 

For information about Envision's recent courses and projects, please see our What's New section.

Envision relocated in 2012 from Scotland to Beverley in the East Riding of  Yorkshire so Helen now undertakes more work in the north of England but is very happy to keep up her practice base in Scotland.  

Helen has an MA (Hons) degree in arts and languages and qualifications in Counselling Skills (COSCA) and Mediation (Bolton Mediation Service). In 2007, she completed a Diploma in Organisational Facilitation and Consultancy with the Craighead Institute.

"Helen has been working with us on our person centred practice. She has co-delivered a comprehensive course on person centred planning and has developed, delivered and evaluated a course to ensure our support planning was consistent with person centred working.

 

"As always Helen did a huge amount of work before starting the training to ensure that she got it right for us. The training was fantastic, inspirational was the word used most often! The outcomes for the people we support, staff and St Joseph’s have been terrific."

Craig McGregor
Deputy Director

St Joseph's Services

Envision's clients have included:

Advocacy Highland, The Alpha Project, Ark Community Networks, ARC Scotland, Avante Consulting, Befriending Network Scotland, Careers Scotland, Castle Furniture Project, Church of Scotland Board of Social Responsibility, City of Edinburgh Council, Clackmannanshire Council, Craighead Institute, Disability West Lothian, East Dunbartonshire Council, Edinburgh Development Group, Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council, Enable, Falkirk Council Community Education Service, Fife Council, Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector, Gorbals Community Forum, Infusion Co-operative, Mainstay Trust, Margaret Blackwood Housing Association, Midlothian Council, NHS Education for Scotland, The Open Door, Paton Independent, Real Life Options, Renfrewshire Women's Association, Research for Real, Ross-shire Women's Aid, St Joseph's Services, Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability, Scottish Borders Council, Scottish Government, Shakti Women's Aid, Shared Care Scotland, Shelter, STAR Project, Stevenson College Edinburgh, Stirling Council, Support for Ordinary Living, Thistle Foundation, University of Glasgow, Voices of eXperience and West Fife Community Support Services.



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Website Last Updated: 9 November 2012