The Yard Dundee – Research Consultant for the Yard as it seeks to establish a new play centre in Dundee. The Yard is an adventure play centre which works to ensure that those with disabilities are included in play opportunities. We are undertaking research into the needs of local families and how the Yard might develop services within the play centre that could promote inclusion.
For this research project, we have developed a methodology, based upon a model of community mobilisation; designed a research framework; identified stakeholders; conducted interviews of stakeholders; and analysed data.
Creatively Cooperative – working with families of young people with complex needs to empower the parents/carers to advocate for the young person’s needs and continuing education with service providers.
This pilot project seeks to mobilise a parent community, equipping them with skills and knowledge, to support them in gaining the best support for their children.