Don't Dis My Ability

This Demonstrator was initially designed to test if it was possible to create volunteer led activities for people with additional support needs. It looked to give them greater control over their finances and choices in their lives.

This demonstrator created an arts group run by volunteers where people with disabilities can, for example, share the cost of a support worker to attend. The savings they make by sharing the cost of support can then be spent on enabling them to attend other activities. This isn’t about saving money or about replacing staff time. Instead it demonstrates ways in which participants can do more with the same money and the same staff time.