Who are you? I work in IT in financial services (making pensions interesting), ride and fix mountain bikes, and consider myself an asset in the general knowledge and film rounds in pub quizzes
Your role? I’m the chair of the trustee board of get2gether, so I make sure that the staff have everything they need to make get2gether as successful as they can be
Your passion projects? Due to my day job, I’m a huge fan of inclusive design and digital accessibility – so designing services that work for everyone. This extends to get2gether, where I want to see everyone able to experience and enjoy the great stuff life has to offer.
NAOMI LOUISE RAHMAN SHAW
Who are you? I’m an ordinary board member with lived experience of being disabled
Your passion projects? I’m a lifelong learner so having completed Partners in Policymaking, Champion and Peer supporter training with LCIL, I’m 2/3 of the way through a distance learning course on working with people with learning disabilities.
Who are you? get2gether Board Member
Your role? Along with other trustees, I make decisions and support the development of get2gether!
Your passion projects? I am interested in Equal and Human Rights for all. I’m also an art lover.
Who are you? I am a lecturer and researcher at Edinburgh Napier University. I teach nursing students about disability, health, and how to do research. My research focuses on how we can improve health care access for people with learning disabilities and how people with disabilities can meaningfully participate in society.
Your role? Board member
Your passion projects? My passion is helping people with disabilities become active members in the research process so that they are key players in creating knowledge that directly affects them.
Who you are: I have been involved with get2gether for nearly 10 years . It all started after a meeting with Marion when I was the manager of Cav (now ATIK) in Tollcross.
Your role: When I was 14 years old I started running events in the village hall in Monikie where I was brought up. My Mum and I would organise discos once a month for everyone in the village and 40 years later I’m still doing the same thing.
Your passion projects: I have always held events for the community in all the venues I have managed. Cav / Atik has so far raised £150,000 over the years for the children’s hospital in Edinburgh. I’m proud and honoured to be involved in such an amazing organisation which has managed to bring so many people back together once again to become friends for life through meeting up at get2gether events.
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