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To support people with learning disabilities to work alongsdie professional Dance Artists in a unique co-designed & co-led delivery model to choreograph & perform a touring show for the Edinburgh Fringe Fesitval 2023.

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  • Arts/Culture/Heritage Arts/​Culture/​Heritage
  • Beneficiaries

    • People With Disabilities People With Disabilities

    Situation

    The Department of Health confirms PWLD face many barriers including ill health; low confidence; poor self-esteem; significant isolation & boredom. The impact of the pandemic has exasperated this even more so. Those living with a learning disability being 5 times more likely to be admitted to hospital & 8 times more likely to die compared with the general population. (BMJ Research, July 2021) There are an estimated 50,000 people with learning disabilities, 80% don't undertake physical activity.

    Solution

    DanceSyndrome uses dance as a vehicle for change & has a special focus on including everyone, regardless of ability. DS provides unique opportunities for PWLD to become visible citizens & leaders. DS provide weekly inclusive dance workshops, leadership training & performance opportunities in line with their unique co-delivery model – people with & without disabilities work together to offer high quality dance provision which enables PWLD to be active & become visible role models.

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    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/Heritage Arts/​Culture/​Heritage
  • Beneficiaries

    • People With Disabilities People With Disabilities