Move Up Project

Move Up Project

The Move Up Project is a programme of creative learning activities aimed at people with learning disabilities. The project is overseen by support workers from The Rising Sun Arts Centre but run by people with learning disabilities who take responsibility for delivering the project and do all the planning, programming and marketing work as well as project manage the venue and the learning sessions.

The aim of the project is to invest a team of people with learning disabilities with the skills and confidence to independently manage a programme of learning activities. The project is sustainable partly due to the continued work of the Move Up group. The group runs and provides affordable, targeted daytime provision of high quality creative learning activities and continues to provide training to people with learning disabilities so they are able to own and maintain control of the project.

The group has created a sense of ownership within a dynamic learning environment where people feel safe, where informal learning takes place in a variety of ways. As a result people with learning disabilities play a more active role in their communities; raise the profile of people with learning disabilities and challenge people’s perceptions, demonstrating the value of the work which people with learning disabilities are capable of.