A unique conference aimed at empowering people with learning disabilities will be held in the north-east this month.
The one-day event, Breaking Barriers, has been organised by nursing and midwifery students for their peers at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
It will include presentations from the head of RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, as well as several key players from NHS Grampian.
Third-year student Jackie Marshall, who has led the conference planning team, said: “This event is the culmination of work that began when a number of us attended the Building Momentum conference two years ago in Edinburgh and came away with the task and determination to deliver a similar student-led project here.
“We have had a lot of positive engagement with NHS Grampian and other third sector partners, who will have stalls on the day to assist attendees with their learning.”
Billy Jackson, academic lead for learning disabilities, said: “This will be an excellent learning opportunity for all of our students to get direct insight from health and social care providers, as well as service users, on how to keep in mind the needs of people with learning disabilities throughout their practice lives.
“I’d also like to offer thanks on behalf of the team to staff at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, who have supported our ambitions to make this conference the best experience possible.”
The event will be held at the Sir Ian Wood building on June 27.