Published: 15 June 2022
The University is partnering on a new project called ‘This is Me: Valuing the lives of people with learning disabilities’
The Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, based at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Health and Wellbeing, are partnering with the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities, Promoting a More Inclusive Society and Down’s Syndrome Scotland on a new project called ‘This is Me: Valuing the lives of people with learning disabilities’.
The project is about challenging the stigma, discrimination and inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities. We are collaborating with people with learning disabilities and their families to increase public awareness and understanding about the experiences of people with learning disabilities. Through a series of short films, we aim to challenge stigma and discrimination and influence positive change.
Please help us spread the word and boost #ThisIsMe22 on Wednesday 22 June:
- You can take part by sharing a 60-second selfie video or posting a message telling us why this work is important, and what you and others can do to challenge stigma and discrimination.
- Share your views, research, stories and insights about valuing the lives of people with learning disabilities.
- Make sure you follow #ThisIsMe22 on social media; use the hashtag when you create your own post about valuing the lives of people with learning disabilities. Please feel free to use the logo attached to add to any of your #ThisIsMe22 social media posts.
We’ll be sharing lots of #ThisIsMe22 content on 22nd June, on Twitter and Facebook including a few of our new short films featuring self-advocates and family carers talking about their experiences, and what they would like to see change to make Scotland a more inclusive place for people with learning disabilities.
This is Me: Valuing the lives of people with learning disabilities’ is funded by University of Glasgow GKE funding.
First published: 15 June 2022