The Inspiring Inclusion fund supports charities and social enterprises from the Learning Disabilities sector to improve their resilience and sustainability so they can deliver on key aspects of national learning disability policy and strategy including the Towards Transformation Plan.
Inspiring Scotland and the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) teamed up to create a leadership course for people with learning disabilities.
The course is designed to help participants develop the skills and tools to make choices that will help them live the healthiest, happiest and most fulfilled life possible.
The next ‘Our Future Leaders’ course is open to 12 people with learning disabilities.
Our latest cohort of ‘Our Future Leaders’ is running from Wednesday 1st February – Wednesday June 14th 2023.
The Inspiring Inclusion fund works towards the aims of the Scottish Government autism and learning difficulty transformation plan. This plan recognises that people who have a learning disability have the same aspirations and expectations as everyone else and is guided by a vision shaped by the Scottish Government’s ambition for all citizens.
Everyone – including people with learning disabilities – should be able to contribute to a fairer Scotland where we tackle inequalities and people are supported to flourish and succeed.
People with learning disabilities should be treated with dignity, respect and understanding. They should be able to play a full part in their communities and live independent lives free from bullying, fear, and harassment.
‘This is Me’, a collaborative campaign between the Scottish Learning Disability Observatory, Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD), Promoting a More Inclusive Society (PAMIS), and Down’s Syndrome Scotland, aims to raise awareness of and challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with learning disabilities.
Watch this video to find out more about the campaign and some stories from people with learning disabilities.
Elaine is passionate about collaborating to make things happen and her enthusiasm is reflected through the many successes of our Specialist Volunteer Network programme. With natural warmth and enthusiasm, she is able to bring a wide network of people together to create successful lasting relationships between our professional volunteers and our charities. Elaine is deeply....
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Sally has 20 years of experience in the voluntary sector building services that uphold the rights of children and young people with additional support needs and their families. She joins Inspiring Scotland after 15 years at Children in Scotland where she managed its national additional support for learning services and used their evidence to campaign....
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Get2gether believes that everyone has the right to love and friendship and that people meeting each other should be easy, fun and accessible. They arrange social activities for people with disabilities in safe and friendly places in Edinburgh and the Lothians.Learn More
MusicALL increases the participation and visibility of young people with Additional Support for Learning needs in society. As their talents flourish and grow we are all challenged to think differently. http://www.musicallscotland.uk/Learn More
Promoting a More Inclusive Society (PAMIS) is the only organisation in Scotland that works solely with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families for a better life. They support people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, PMLD – their families, carers and professionals. For its Creative Communities project, PAMIS supports parents and carersLearn More
We are pleased to share our Annual Report 22/23 providing an overview of the work undertaken to deliver on our strategic priorities and mission to improve the lives of people across Scotland. We supported over 700 organisations across 16 funding programmes worth over £50m. As well as new funding opportunities being created, nine of ourRead More
Online conference aims to redesign sustainable employment opportunities for people with additional support needs in the South of Scotland. A conference focused on addressing employment opportunities for young people with additional support needs in the South of Scotland will be hosted by the Additional Support Needs (ASN) Learning Network on Friday 8 September 2023. TheRead More
At Inspiring Scotland, we are very aware of the pressure that the increased cost-of living is having on people and the funded charities we support. Throughout Autumn 2022 our fund teams gathered and shared information from portfolio partners about: How concerned they are about cost-of-living crisis for people they support, their organisations, their staff andRead More
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