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Inspiring Inclusion

Inspiring Inclusion

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.

6

Charities supported

£647,000

Invested in 2021 - 22

6000

People reached

Our Future Leaders Course - applications now open

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.

Supporting Scotland’s Learning Disabilities sector

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.

Funded Services

Get 2gether

Get 2gether

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.

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MusicALL

MusicALL

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/

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PAMIS

PAMIS

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 carers

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News

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report published
18.12.2023

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report published

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 our

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Conference to help people with additional support needs get into employment to be held in September
23.08.2023

Conference to help people with additional support needs get into employment to be held in September

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.  The

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Insights on the cost-of-living
29.11.2022

Insights on the cost-of-living

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 and

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