The Partners for Inclusion Group is the overarching organisation, bringing together Partners, Just Connections, Linking Lives and dM2.
We started our humble beginnings as a Project of Inclusion Glasgow, where the ethos was to support individuals to live the best life that they could, within their own homes, with their own dedicated team.
Over the years we have gained a reputation for reliability, stickability and really listening to what the person is saying, as we believe all behaviour is communication.
Our ethos remains the same today, as it did in the beginning. The people we support are at the heart of what we do and they are our greatest teachers.
Partners for Inclusion Group exist to:
- Support people with disabilities to live how they choose, whilst influencing and enhancing the opportunities available to all;
- To share knowledge, experiences and learning with others.
Partners for Inclusion Group believes:
- Everyone is equal and different, with their own gifts
- Everyone has the ability to develop
- Everyone has needs and the right to support in keeping with their basic human rights
- Everyone’s relationships are valuable
Partners (Partners for Inclusion) was established in 2004 as an independent charity providing individualised support for people with learning disabilities and/or mental ill-health.
We have continuously strived to ensure that individuals have control over their own lives through self-directed support no matter what their personal circumstances. Creating and maintaining an ordinary life for all through inclusion and the promotion of independence is at the heart of what we do.
In response to increasing demand, Just Connections was established in 2008 to provide the Partners approach, focussing on younger people transitioning into adult life, by enabling the person to make connections within their community, to build on independent living skills with a view to moving into their own home, seeking employment or accessing further education.
Linking Lives grew out of the above services but along the time where The SDS Scotland Act 2013 came into being. above services, where it was identified that a lighter touch to support people with their daily living skills social life, employment and education. Support is tailored around the person’s lifestyle ranging from 1 to 45 hours.
dM2 is a friendship, relationship and social events project in Ayrshire, run for and by people with learning disabilities. We support members to develop, sustain and build on their own friendships and social life in a safe and friendly environment.