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4 Aug 2020
The 2020 Paralympic Games were due to be held in Tokyo this year over August and September, but have been rescheduled for 2021.   How has this affected the organisations and athletes involved? Michael McEwan gets perspectives from Gavin Macleod, Chief Executive of Scottish Disability Sport; and Stephen McGuire, an…
21 Jul 2020
June was Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month which aims aims to celebrate the diverse ways these communities have contributed to life in the UK, as well as amplify their voices in the telling of history and dispel some of the myths to tackle the ongoing prejudice these communities still face. Kerry Musselbrook…
7 Jul 2020
Carolyn Wyllie is Head of Community Health and Care at Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership. On 18 June, we had a conversation with Carolyn about the Partnerships' response to Covid-19 and the interventions put in place to continue care and support in the crisis. This includes detail on the…
26 Jun 2020
Bill Scott is Director of Policy at Inclusion Scotland, an organisation that works to achieve positive changes to policy and practice, so that disabled people are fully included throughout all Scottish society as equal citizens. Michael McEwan, spoke to Bill about the results of their Covid-19 evidence survey, which…
19 Jun 2020
Sue Stockdale works with leaders and organisations to help them achieve exceptional performance.   She has an in-depth understanding of motivation and leadership, gleaned from her decades of experience in business, adventure and sport. She offers inspirational presentations, leadership development programmes and…
12 Jun 2020
Celia Sweeney cares for her son Paul who has one of the rarest brain diseases in the world.   To mark Carer's Week, she very kindly gave us her time to tell us about her situation during the Covid-19 pandemic - the challenges of caring, as well as the opportunities and what she believes needs to happen post-Covid.   …
9 Jun 2020
Michael McEwan speaks to three carers: Alex Davis, a full-time carer for her son; Frank McGowan who cares for his older brother; and Liz Carson, who cares for her son.  Each person tells us about their experiences of caring in lockdown.  Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.  
2 Jun 2020
How are those with disabilities coping in lockdown?  Michael McEwan speaks to Chris Baird, a national campaigner; Danielle Farrel, founder of Your Options Understood; Wesley Grierson, a campaigner; and Lindsay Kinloch. They give their views on information and support in place, how they are coping and some of the…
19 May 2020
Jenna Henderson, an Early Years Educator at Dunblane Nature Kindergarten tells us about the impact of lockdown on their services and how they’re maintaining relationships with children and families at this time. Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a reality by Scott Holmes.
11 May 2020
Organisations that support people with disabilities and long-term conditions will have their own set of particular challenges during the Covid-19 crisis.  Michael McEwan speaks to three organisations – Scottish Personal Employers Network (SPAEN), Partners for Inclusion Group and Unity – about the services they provide…