Stephen has today hosted the Scope for Change graduation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament. Scope for Change is run by the charity, Scope. It is the charity’s flagship campaign training programme.
Over the past six months, Scope has trained and supported a group of young disabled people aged 18-25 to plan, launch and run their own campaigns to make change on the disability issues that matter to them. The programme provided one-to-one support and training to a group of twelve people, and gave them the skills, tools and confidence they need to make change happen.
The graduation ceremony celebrated the end of the programme. During the ceremony the Scope for Change campaigners presented their campaigns. These included improving access and facilities in hospitals in York and changing the attitudes to people with invisible disabilities.
Speaking afterwards, Stephen said “I was delighted to host the ceremony today. The Scope for Change campaign has offered these young people the chance to make tangible differences in a wide variety of fields. The participants can be rightly proud of what their campaigns achieved on both local and national levels.
“The staff at Scope should be congratulated for planning and running this important programme.”