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Learning Disability Week

Leading to change: Leading to C-Change

May 5, 2023

William did not have a choice.

He was bundled up and passed over to a new provider, along with others.

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Leading The Change: Living life to a different beat

May 5, 2023

Ninian spent a lot of time in hospital. Not the type of hospital that heals you; the kind that people lived in for years and years, a long stay institution.

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Coronavirus and the mighty teacher

May 4, 2023

I was walking around Kelvingrove Park, avoiding everyone, with B and Scout (my dog) as the sun began to set,…

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Lead to Change: Caught in the riptide

May 3, 2023

There is an assumption that health and social care support is inherently good or, at worst, benign. Such a scarce…

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Alec’s Story – How we can all listen and learn

May 2, 2023

Alec had been supported to move out of Merchiston Hospital into a group home. He tried to get out of the house and went through an upstairs window. It was the only route available to him, the doors were locked. He hurt himself, he was deemed too risky, he was returned to hospital.

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Leading to Change: In honour of JP, Dates-n-Mates Scotland National Director

May 1, 2023

In its 15th year as a project of C-Change, Dates-n-Mates launched as an independent charity on the 1st April 2023. It is Scotland’s first national dating and friendship organisation run by and for people with learning disabilities.

John Paul Moffat, JP to those who know him well, is a founding Director, who has guided the project from the beginning, ensuring members’ will and preferences inform all that Dates-n-Mates does.

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Scottish Learning Disability Week 2023

March 24, 2023

This year’s week takes place from Monday 1st – Sunday 7th May 2023.

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Scottish Learning Disability Week celebrates the rich contribution that people with learning disabilities make to society. 

This year’s theme is ‘Lead to Change’.

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Human rights in everyday life…

May 6, 2022

The people we work for exercise their human rights every day, by choosing what makes a good life for them.…

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Human Rights in Scotland – there is work to be done

May 4, 2022

The North Star is a direction of travel, not a destination. It is an exciting time in terms of Human…

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dates-n-mates – #LDweekscot2021 Summary Video

May 16, 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined dates-n-mates this Learning Disability Week 2021. We hope you have been able to see…

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