Michael McEwan: Why we're looking for Gig Buddies to Stay Up Late with
Michael McEwan, CommonSpace columnist and chairperson of his local disability group, explains the thinking behind Stay Up Late Scotland, a campaign to promote full active social lives for people with learning disabilities, and why they’ve started a Gig Buddies project
Michael McEwan: Learning Disability Week will be a chance to to talk as much about our abilities as disability
Michael McEwan, CommonSpace columnist and chairperson of his local disability group, explains the plans for Learning Disability Week in May, and why positivity is the order of the day
A LARGE part of my work is raising awareness, whether about disability or mental health issues.
In January I attended a meeting about the upcoming Learning Disability Week, held at Project Ability in Glasgow.
Fergus Murray: Why 'nothing about us without us' should be an Autism policy principle
Fergus Murray (@MxOolong), co-founder of AMASE (Autistic Mutual Aid Society Edinburgh), looks at the Programme for Government’s focus on mental health in the context of the autistic community, arguing that deep and systemic change is needed and should be led by autistic people themselves
THE focus on mental health in the latest Programme for Government is extremely welcome.
Disability and children’s arts suffer harsh blow in Creative Scotland funding decisions
20 regularly funded organisations will lose out on three years funding from Creative Scotland
CREATIVE SCOTLAND has drawn criticisms over a number of unexpected funding decisions which left twenty organisations which relied on regular funding over the least three years with their contribution cut to zero, including several organisations working with people with disabilities and with children.