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Sep 23, 2019

Gig Buddies is a project that matches people with a learning disability with a volunteer who shares similar interests to engage in nightlife activities together.

Michael McEwan interviews the Scotland project manager, Samuel Maggs and also speaks to a user of the service, Kerry Ferguson. 

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Aug 20, 2019

People First is an organisation run by and for people with learning disabilities.

Michael McEwan speaks to Rosie Smith, one of the members, who tells him about the work of the organisation. 

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May 28, 2019

Michael McEwan speaks to Linda Mitchell from the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) about IASSIDD - the World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, which is being held in Glasgow on 6-9 August, 2019.

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Apr 30, 2019

Michael McEwan, our roving reporter on disability issues, chats to Ruth Foster, a tutor at Waterbaby Arts and two of the dancers involved in the Dirty Feet programme, Sandy and Maureen Graham.

We hear about the work of Waterbaby Arts and the experiences of Sandy and Maureen.

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Mar 26, 2019

Driving Miss Daisy is a driving and companion service for anyone who requires transport on a one-off or regular basis.

Melanie Harper started driving her aunt to appointments in Havelock North, New Zealand. In 2008, Melanie and her husband Jack started thinking about providing the service on a broader scale across New...