Scottish Government Learning Disability Strategy Launch

Published: June 13, 2013



‘The Keys To Life’ is the new learning disability strategy in Scotland, following on from, and building on the principles and successes of the previous strategy ‘The same as you?’ launched at the start of the new millennium. This new 10 year strategy was officially launched at Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh on Thursday 13th of June by Michael Matheson MSP (Minister for public health).

600 delegates with an interest in learning disability attended this landmark occasion. From 10am to 2pm those attending got to experience a very diverse range of entertainment and key talks aimed at highlighting the importance of this strategy.

Representatives of C-Change & dates-n-mates attended, participated and worked at this event. Matthew Quinn (an individual C-Change works for as well as a member of the C-Change board of directors) gave a keynote speech about how his life has moved forward over the last decade. Matthew was also joined by another individual to read a special news feature highlighting the difference ‘The Same As You?’ has made to people with a learning disability in Scotland in the decade or so since it was launched.

Our dates-n-mates directors John-Paul Moffat & Holly Millar were highlighted among twenty or so others as inspirational role models showing their many achievements.

C-Change staff members also helped with the visual displays for the event as well as being represented along with dates-n-mates at an information stand. It was great talking to others on the day about what we do as well as finding out about other good work taking place across the country.

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