It’s International Day of Disabled People! Be inspired and take positive action like Craig with Living Work Choices

Published: December 3, 2013

Living and work choicesCraig PentlandWhen Craig first left school he found there was a lack of resources and knowledge about opportunities out there to help young disabled people pursue their goals.  Thankfully he got in touch with LCiL soon after and found out about the Living and Work Choice programme.  After completed the short introductory course, he’s now getting the information and support he needs to pursue a career in the media.  In this short article he tells us about his experience:

What made you get involved in Living & Work Choices?

To find out about working life, my rights, to enable me to get a job in the media and pay for my family to go and visit my cousin in America

How did you feel when you had your first contact with the course?

I was put at ease by Elspeth & Kelly from LCiL who came to visit me at home and explained what it was about. I felt really enthusiastic about the friendships it would create and taking part.   

What was your favourite thing about the course?

Ideas I was given were the best thing.  I participated a lot and enjoyed meeting new people and finding out about LCIL.  I was able to share my ideas.  I enjoyed getting good feedback from people within LCIL

What do you want to get out of the follow up one-to-one support?

I’m getting the help I need; this includes sending letters to media organisations.

What would you like to say to anyone else considering getting involved?

Go on the course as you will really enjoy it.  The staff will help you in strict confidence if you have any questions.

 Call to actionThe Living & Work Choices project is currently putting together a calendar of courses for 2014 and would love to hear from you if you want to take part!

To register your interest click here or for an informal chat, contact LCiL on 0131 475 2350

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