Glasgow Showcases Legacy In Action

21st March 2023

Shortly after the launch of their special team for Impact and Legacy, Glasgow Convention Bureau is revisiting the World Down Syndrome Congress team five years on since they met in Glasgow in 2018.  

On the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March, the bureau is presenting long-impact results of the engagement and empowerment of people with Down Syndrome through Down Syndrome Scotland’s (DSS) Commissioner Programme.

Cher Collins, one of the 12 Commissioners and 10 Hosts (adults with Down syndrome) who volunteered and supported the congress with official duties, is now a permanent member of staff at Down Syndrome Scotland as an Engagement worker.

Sharing her experience from 2018, Cher says that actively participating at the congress made her feel more included and independent, which led to her participating more and more in projects for people with learning disabilities and equality-focused groups.

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