“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
We believe sport should be for everyone. Inclusion Gloucestershire and the Special Olympics provide sports coaching and competition opportunities for people with learning disabilities. Get fit, make friends, work as a team and have fun!
There are Inclusion Hubs across Gloucestershire, led by disabled people for disabled people.
They are safe and welcoming places with different opportunities every week. At the Inclusion Hubs, you can make new friends, try out new activities and access information.
Click on the links below to see more information about events near you.
Gloucester | Stroud | Forest | Cheltenham
GEM & Employment
The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project aims to engage with and support individuals in Gloucestershire who are currently dealing with circumstances that are potentially causing barriers to work and move these people closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment.
The GEM Project will reconnect people with their local services and ultimately help them achieve their desired work based outcome through an individual personalised action plan. This programme is a unique partnership of community based organisations, managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.
The GEM Project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
Learning Disability Board
We co-chair the multi-disciplinary Learning Disability Partnership Board.
This makes sure the voices of people with learning disabilities in Gloucestershire are heard loud and clear.
Children & Young People
At Inclusion Gloucestershire, we empower young people through drama and workshops, help them find their voices and tell their stories.
We work hard to raise their aspirations by showing them what is possible. If you would like to find out more about how we can work with young people in your setting please get in touch. You can find our contact details here
More about our inclusive work with children and young people
Drama can change the way we all think about things and make us feel better about ourselves. That’s why we run a weekly drama group.
Disabled and non-disabled people are welcome to come along.
Our drama group makes films about important topics like internet safety, hate crime, sexual abuse and health. We also use drama to train professionals to think differently about disabled people and what they have to offer, and to boost confidence.
We provide quality checking for health and social care services.
Our quality checkers are people who are living with a disability and have accessed services themselves. They really know what is important and what works and doesn’t work in health and social care settings.
Quality checking |Gloucestershire County Council Quality portal
Access to Health
People with learning disabilities often have worse health than other people.
In fact, people with learning disabilities die about 15 years earlier on average than other people.
That’s why we work with NHS England to raise the profile of health care for people with disabilities.