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May 26, 2021

The Fraser of Allander Institute is undertaking a year-long research project examining the relationship between people with learning disabilities in Scotland and economic outcomes for them and their families. The Institute sees it as an under-researched area in Scottish economics and one that is overlooked in...


May 6, 2021

Going out to see bands, clubbing, or seeing friends is part of everyday life for lots of people. However, if you have a learning disability you may need support to do this. 

Stay Up Late is a charity that supports people to make this happen. Keith Etherington and William Rae tell Michael McEwan about the work of Stay Up...


Apr 8, 2021

Mecoco (Meaningful Contribution in your Community) is a social enterprise based in North Ayrshire that supports people into employment.

The founder, Jenny Trott, believes that regardless of their level of ability, people can make a meaningful contribution and have the right to experience the workplace in their own...


Jan 26, 2021

Sight Scotland Veterans has been around since 1915, and offers support across Scotland to veterans of the Armed Forces who need support to adapt to sight loss.

Michael McEwan speaks to Alison Cairns, Practice Lead fo the outreach team, about the work of the organisation.

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Nov 11, 2020

Neatebox provides smart solutions based on the challenges disabled people face every day.

An example is an award-winning free app which allows people to use their mobile phone to push buttons at doors and pedestrian crossings safely and with more confidence.

Michael McEwan speaks to Gavin Neate, the founder of the...