SHARE's Philosophy

SHARE Scotland was established by families, for families.

1We believe in building lasting relationships based on trust, honest and respect, ensuring that people are supported to experience new opportunities, face new challenges, realise ambitions and grow as individuals.

SHARE follows five simple ground rules:

sharing places

We support people to be part of their community, using the same recreational, health facilities and places of worship as everyone else.

making choices

We support people in making choices about their life by encouraging them to understand the options open to them.

personal development

We support people to develop skills and abilities that decrease their dependency on others.


We promote the perception of people with disabilities as positive citizens.

growing in relationships

We support people's natural relationships with their families, friends and neighbours. We take every opportunity to widen each individual's network of personal relationships.