Able Radio

Learning Disability Week 2016

Iriss.fm, episode 144

Learning Disability Week will be held from 16-20 May 2016. Michael McEwan speaks to Linda Mitchell, Learning and Development Manager at Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, about the theme for this year and associated activities happening in Scotland.

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland

Iriss.fm, episode 143

According to Delia Henry, Director at Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, hearing loss and deafness don't often get highly profiled in Scottish society. In this episode, Michael McEwan speaks to Delia about Action on Hearing Loss - its history, who it works with, and the services it provides.

My Life My Way - Wesley Greer

Iriss.fm, episode 141

Never underestimate people with disability. Wesley (Wes) Greer talks to Michael McEwan of Able Radio about his life from school through the highs and lows of breaking into performing arts. Currently Wes is working in a voluntary post at Common Knowledge UK (CKUK). He is also a member of East Kilbride Rep Theatre where he recently played the dormouse in their pantomime adaptation of Alice In Wonderland. This was particularly intriguing as Wes is 6ft 5 inches tall!

My Life My Way - Lynn Murdoch

Iriss.fm, episode 140

In our continuing series My Life, My Way Lynn Murdoch talks candidly to Michael McEwan of Able Radio about life with cerebral palsy. Lynn attended mainstream schools and tried office work for a while. Now living in own home and working as an activities coordinator in a care home, she offers advice and encouragement to others with a disability.

My Life My Way - George Gordon

Iriss.fm, episode 139

Michael McEwan of Able Radio talks to George Gordon, a part-time receptionist with with SCLD who has previously worked with Common Knowledge as an interviewer on the Special Olympics and as a support worker. He has also worked on the SCLD Citizen Leadership programme. He talks about the challenge of attending college while working as a School Traffic Patroller and has advice on how to deal with bullying and verbal abuse.

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015

Iriss.fm, episode 138

Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place 10-17 October 2015. In this episode Michael McEwan of Able Radio finds out why we need an awareness week and what is happening in Glasgow from Brian Scott (Development Manager - Glasgow Disability Alliance), Pauline Kelly (Hate Crime Policy Officer - Community Safety Glasgow) and Graham Stirling (Police Officer from Safer Communities Department of Greater Glasgow Police Division).

Bobath Scotland and World Cerebral Palsy Day

Iriss.fm, episode 136

Bobath Scotland is the only charity in Scotland dedicated to helping people with cerebral palsy, the most common cause of physical disability. With Cerebral Palsy Month coming up in October and World Cerebral Palsy Day on 7 October, Bobath Scotland Chief Executive Stephanie Fraser talks to Michael McEwan about how Bobath Therapy, the economics of running a charity, fund raising and training programmes for families, classroom assistants and young people.

Sense Scotland. Supporting disabled people and their families

Iriss.fm, episode 132

Sense Scotland supports children and adults with disabilities. In this episode Michael McEwan talks to Communication Officer Graeme Thomson about the kinds of support offered and Support Worker Grant Hendry about arts and outdoor activities.