Our Ambassadors are people with lived experience of disability who work alongside office team, peer mentors and members in a range of ways. They work together and with members to organise and host online events, and pre covid19, and in person events.
Our Ambassadors now work online, using social media platforms and using technology to answer emails, use google calendar, zoom and google documents. Ambassadors are leading the return to the in-person Pop Up events.
They participate in outreach work such as writing papers and delivering presentations.
Andrew (he/him) is an ambassador for get2gether, hosting and facilitating events for adults with disabilities. Andrew’s creative flair and brilliant interpersonal skills have enabled him to run fantastic events such as Line Drawing classes, Guess That Sound and Hobby Corner. Andrew is committed to providing support for adults facing social isolation. His lived experience of physical disabilities and bipolar disorder have given him unique perspective and insight into the challenges people with disabilities in Scotland face. Andrew has bravely tackled his fears of transport and large crowds and now looks forward to opportunities that involve travelling and public speaking. He recently won the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) Employee Recognition Award to honour all the hard work he has done for the community.
Katrina (she/her) works as an ambassador for get2gether, hosting and facilitating events for adults with disabilities. She works tirelessly to ensure that people with disability’s voices are heard. She’s passionate about speaking up and campaigning for the rights of people with learning disabilities and serves as a role model for other people in Scotland living with disabilities. She has thrived in her first paid job, sustained a healthy marriage and provided support and encouragement to other disabled people in Scotland facing social isolation. She is also a recent graduate from the Inspiring Scotland and Scottish Commission for Learning Disability Future Leaders course which has helped her confidence and leadership skills flourish.
Stephan (he/him) is get2gether’s longest resident DJ and also newest ambassador – the digital ambassador. This is a role which he really enjoys, helping members connect online with their friends and making new ones. He also helps members improve their online skills too through video tutorials and skill shares. He loves meeting new people and is fun and energetic to be around. Stephan djs at our wild nights in and also represent get2gether on other organisations including Stay Up Late and the VIAS assembly.
Stephan has enjoyed our pop up events an being part of a great team. He says it’s safe to say ‘I LOVE MY JOB and working with fantastic people’.