Learning Disability

Lottery award celebrating young people with creative skills

Young Midlothian People with complex needs awarded Year of the Young Person National Lottery Funding.   £9800 from the National Lottery Year of the Young Person awards will celebrate the creative talents of young people with autism and complex needs. The project entitled Creative Directors, supported by Artlink Edinburgh, will offer one to one support…

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Barter Swap Shop

Barter

The barter project creates artwork made by people with learning disability, as an alternative form of currency to trade in return for goods, services or new experiences. This amazing hiking boot was created by the Friday barter workshop participants for the benefit of a rambling or walking society in Midlothian. Midlothian Council’s ‘Ageing Well’ project…

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Annual Review 2011

This year’s Annual Review is written by guest writer Nicola Wright who explores the challenges posed by low expectations and cuts in services.

This publication is also available in Braille, Tape and Large print formats.
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What can we trade?

The Barter Project uses the artistic skills and talents of people with learning disabilities to benefit their local communities. In artist led workshops art works are made, such as signs, window displays, craftworks for local people and businesses, in exchange for goods, services or new experiences.

This publication is also available in Braille, Tape and Large print formats.
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Utopia

What would happen if we took time to learn from a person with profound learning disabilities or complex needs and if we found more imaginative ways of interpreting the subtle ways they try to communicate with us? In this magazine you will encounter the beginning of a new way forward.

This publication is also available in Braille, Tape and Large print formats.
Please contact us for your copy.