The latest on the Scottish and UK economy from a leading independent economic research institute based in the University of Strathclyde.
Learning disabilities, the third sector and relationships
The third sector plays a vital role in supporting people with learning disabilities in Scotland. In this episode, we explore the impact of a charitable organisation based in Edinburgh and the Lothians, called get2gether. As well as discussing the role of the third sector, we hear about the work that get2gether does and the wider issues it addresses: social isolation, relationships and sexual health for people with learning disabilities.
Mairi-Therese Gilfedder, get2gether ambassador
Andrew Hiddleston, get2gether ambassador
Mojca Becaj, get2gether events co-ordinator and acting director
Economy Data Round Up: GERS and the Labour Market
David Eiser is joined by Mairi Spowage and Stuart McIntyre to discuss the big statistical releases of the week, including Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) and the recent data on the Labour Market.
Employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities
People with learning disabilities are largely excluded from the labour market in Scotland. In this episode, we discuss Breaking Barriers - a programme that support young Scots with a learning disability into the workplace.
Election Podcast #7: a focus on climate change with special guest Dr Matt Hannon
In our final election podcast, Mairi Spowage is joined by Dr Matthew Hannon to discuss the climate change and green policies in the manifestos. Matt is a senior lecturer in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde, and more importantly for this episode one of the contributors to the Local Zero podcast, which discusses the road to zero carbon in the context of COP26 in Glasgow later this year.
Election podcast #6 with special guest Divergent Influencers
Our sixth election podcast looks at some of the key policy issues that have arisen in the campaign this week – with a brief discussion on key points within the manifestos, including learning disabilities, child poverty, and some insights into what to look out for in the coming week. We were also joined by Divergent Influencers, a group of young people with experience in additional support needs.
Election podcast #5 with special guest Alf Young
Our fifth election podcast looks at some of the key policy issues that have arisen in the campaign this week – with a brief discussion on key points within the manifestos, including tax, spend and social security, and some insights into what to look out for in the coming week. We were also joined by Alf Young, a columnist for the Times in Scotland, for his thoughts on the campaign so far.