The group has also created a learning disability awareness network.
Steven says the experience has been invaluable:
‘We have had the opportunity to become involved in aspects of organisation and decision making that student nurses would not normally have access to. Working together with different organisations has been a great experience and will be useful in practice. While developing new organisational and management skills, the core team has learned a tremendous amount about learning disabilities and access to healthcare.
‘We have also had an opportunity to reflect on how our own practice can affect person-centred outcomes for vulnerable adults and have relished the opportunity to share this learning with students across Scotland. Most importantly our practice in relation to people with learning difficulties is forever changed and we will now fight to eradicate the barriers faced by people with learning difficulties.’