People First (Scotland) announced recently, with great sadness, the death of our chairperson, Fiona Wallace. Fiona died, aged 54, suddenly on Monday 14th January 2019 at her home in Midlothian after attending a meeting of our Law and Human Rights Group in Edinburgh.
Fiona was a founding member of People First (Scotland) and had been active in the self-advocacy movement since the 1980s. She was elected as the Chairperson of this organisation in 2016 and had previously represented People First internationally in Belgium, Ireland, Canada and the United States. She campaigned tirelessly for the rights of People with learning disabilities generally but she had absolute passion for rights to education and employment and to health services.
She is sadly missed.
Winter 2018 Newsletter
Our Winter newsletter is out now! You can read this by clicking on the button below.
Parent’s Group statement on Neglect
The People First (Scotland) Parents’ Group has written a statement about neglect We are very worried about the proposed change to the crime of neglect. We think this will have an unfair impact on parents with learning disabilities if we don’t get the support we need. We are asking parents, professionals and organisations to add their name to the statement. We will then send it to the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd. If you are happy to add your name please email Jane Lewis on firstname.lastname@example.org by 8th June.
Framework on Supported Decision-Making
People First are pleased to relaunch our National Newsletter. It has been many years since we published a National Newsletter and we are excited to share this with you. You can read the Newsletter by clicking on the Newsletter button below.
Parents Group Celebration
‘The Parents’ Group held an event to celebrate our 10th birthday on 26th January 2017.You can find out more information about the event by clicking on the button below. This will take you to the Parents page where there is more information about all the work that the Parents Group have done over the years.
People First (Scotland) was formed in 1989 and in 2014, we were going for 25 years.
This is a presentation we gave to the 25th Anniversary celebration which tells you a little bit about our history.
We held our Anniversary celebration on the 29th October 2014 with over 100 members and quite a few “friends of People First”. Here is a short video of the day.