ELCAP marks Scottish Learning Disability Week with the first get together in ages

ELCAP marks Scottish Learning Disability Week with the first get together in ages

Scottish Learning Disability Week took place between Monday 2 and Sunday 8 May 2022 – and ELCAP marked it in style with a fun-filled event at Woodbine Cottage in Prestonpans.

The Week is an annual event which raises awareness of learning disability.  Every year has a different theme and the focus for 2022 was on human rights.

Looking back at the week of activity, ELCAP Chief Executive, Paul White, said:

“Scottish Learning Disability Week reminded us of the fundamental freedoms and rights set out in the Human Rights Act.  Human rights matter to all of us, but sometimes it can be difficult for individuals with learning difficulties to assert their rights.  ELCAP and organisations like us can help ensure that people’s rights are observed and protected.”

ELCAP held an open day on 4 May to celebrate learning disability week and over 50 people attended to enjoy food, games, music – and a surprise visit from Velvet Hall Alpacas.

White said:

“While we took time to share information on human rights, perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of our event was seeing one another for the first time in ages.  It was great to catch up with the individuals we support and our staff.  We were reminded of what we’d missed during the various COVID lockdowns and of the importance of spending quality time together.

Billy McLachlan, a top photographer and a member of our team in Haddington, captured some brilliant images on the day.  And everyone left our event with a smile on their face, which is a sure sign that it went well.”