Making Things Happen Report: Amplifying Young Disabled People’s Voices
Making Things Happen; Young Disabled people; amplifying their voices.
Project summary report, August 2020.
The Making Things Happen project is a 12 month project with a facilitated series of workshops and work experience for Young Disabled People within ALLFIE. The workshops explored how ALLFIE might better engage Young Disabled people in their campaigns work by understanding their current issues and enabling them to work with us to develop initiatives that promote inclusion and that are specifically relevant to Young Disabled people at a grassroots level.
Over August ALLFIE delivered a series of workshops, which presented a range of information covering identity, the social model of disability, understanding barriers and asserting solutions and rights. The purpose of the workshops was to enable Young people to share experiences while providing some key information about inclusion and rights relating to disability.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the workshops had to be delivered over Zoom. The five workshops were held during August 2020 and were attended by 8 participants. The project was funded by #iWill. ALLFIE recognised that holding a meeting remotely had advantages and disadvantages in terms of accessibility and digital exclusion.
All workshops were co-designed and co-facilitated with Young people. Young people led on the feedback of the all sessions and the production of this report. This report presents the key themes emerging from the discussions, lessons learnt, a summary of each workshop and some suggested future work initiatives.