About

Drumming Up Change has been funded by the Big Lottery to facilitate the delivery a programme of joint community activities for people with learning disabilities and young people in Drumchapel. The programme of activities will be developed in collaboration with young people from Drumchapel High School and people with learning disabilities from Fortune Works.

Drumming Up Change will also conduct a research evaluation of the process of the delivery of the project to find out what works and to produce guidance for others.

Drumming Up Change grew out of an earlier project Talking about Learning Disability to develop children and young people’s understanding and acceptance of people with learning disabilities.

Phases

There are three phases to Drumming Up Change,

  1. To bring young people from Drumchapel High School and people from Fortune Works together for a series of workshops to generate ides for community activities they can do together.
  2. To engage young people and people with learning disabilities in joint activities and community projects.
  3. To produce guidance for other groups who want to run joint community activities for people with learning disabilities and young people.

The Project Management Group has responsibility for managing the delivery of the project.

The Project Steering Group has oversight of the whole project. The Steering group includes local community organisations, Fortune Works members, Drumchapel High School students in addition to research team.

The Drumming up Change Group

The Drumming Up Change workshop group is made up of 8 students from Drumchapel High and 8 people with learning disabilities from Fortune Works. The team have participated in a series of six workshops to produce plans for community activities for young people and people with learning disabilities to do together.

The group then came together at Drumchapel High school in June 2022 to try out some of their ideas for activities.

Some of the group tell us why they joined Drumming Up Change.