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Our History

Fair Deal started in 1989 to shape and deliver services for people with learning disabilities in Glasgow and we continue to do this work in Glasgow as well as across other local authority areas. We were an organisation originally set up by parents of young people with learning disabilities and have grown and become established over the years providing a range of options for people to access and purchase using their individual budgets.

We are a registered charity and work in partnership with a range of providers to ensure that vulnerable people have every opportunity to lead active and inclusive lives. Much of our work is still in Castlemilk but we operate outwith the area and support people in other geographic areas.

The timeline below is useful for mapping our progress


1991 Opened Castlehall Housing Project. A flagship for supported living.
2000 A preferred provider to Lennox Castle and develop new options for people.
2002 Achieved Investors In People status (IIP)
2004 Pioneered Natural breaks in Glasgow as an alternative to traditional respite
2004 Re accredited with Investors in People
2006 Winners of investors in People Award
2006 Established the Parallel Transport Group to address transport issues in Glasgow
2007 Challenged transport policies and succeeded in getting new transport provision
2008 Re accredited to Investors in People
2010 Piloted the use of Individual budgets in Glasgow
2010 Supported people to Direct their own support
2011 Began to develop Help Yourself Grow
2011 Re accredited with Investors in People
2012 Finalist in Community Champions Award
2013 Winners of  Social Enterprise of the Year Award
2013 Winners of the Community Champions Award
2014 Evening Times Streets Ahead Award
2014 Re accredited to Investors in People
2014 Launched our campaign to raise £25k
2014 Celebrated 25 years developing creative support solutions
2014 Secured Big Lottery  funding to develop a training garden
2015 Secured Big lottery funding to provide training to young people with a learning disability in gardening and cooking
2015 Secured good rating within GCC framework to support vulnerable people
2015 Chief Executive highly commended as Social Entrepreneur of the year
2015 Re-branded
2016 Launch of HYG training programme
2016 Piloted short breaks
2017 Invited to be part of a royal visit by HRH Princess Anne