The Life I Want
The Life I Want is the first person led public social partnership in Scotland. Covering Greater Glasgow, it creates opportunities for people with learning disabilities to make practical differences to their own lives. It consists of five themed workstreams (health, housing, relationships, employment and transitions) where people work alongside our 15 partner organisations to achieve the outcomes they think are most important. The workstreams develop and deliver different projects and activities, aimed at improving the lives of people with learning disabilities either directly or through support agencies. Participation makes a huge difference: improving confidence, developing skills, and creating opportunities to gain work experience and employment. It also improves benefit to the wider community of people with learning disabilities, through raising awareness and understanding, contributing to service improvement, and advocating for change.
You can view the Relationships Workstreams Guide to Supporting Positive Relationships here:
Let’s Get Moving
Let’s Get Moving is a travel training project funded by Transport Scotland. We are working across four local authority areas to train forty staff as Travel Mentors. In turn eighty people with learning disabilities will learn new journeys opening up opportunities to access work, education in addition to social and leisure pursuits. This follows on from a successful pilot set up by Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living which showed that, with the right help and support, a young person can learn to make a journey independently within a short space of time at minimal cost. Those who took part in the pilot reported increased confidence, improved general health and well being and increased opportunities. Families also reported a benefit to all of the family in terms of more free time for them. Providers felt the benefit too in terms of staff learning a new skill that they can employ in a variety of settings and the organisation increasing the range of supports they can offer people who approach them.