Grassroots charity promoting the right for people with learning disabilities to have a choice about how they live their lives

Introducing our conference speakers: meet Scott!

07
Mar
2019

Stay Up Late's (un)Ordinary conference in London on March 26th is a conference with a difference. While the majority of those in the audience will be professionals working in the social care sector, all of those giving speeches, leading workshops or making presentations will have a learning disability.

In the run-up to the conference we'll be introducing a number of our speakers. Today we say hello to Scott Watkin.

"I am a person with a learning disability and I have been able to make sure peoples voices are heard locally and nationally. I started off by chairing the learning disability partnership board and I was co national director for learning disabilities at the department of health. I then took a role at Mencap on their inclusion team. I then went to SeeAbility as an Eye Care and Vision Development Officer and as a Senior Learning Disability Advisor, going round the country talking about eye care. In January 2019 I started a new role in SeeAbility as Head of Engagement leading on our engagement work across the organisation. I have also been able to support and develop one of people we support to go on placement at the Bank of England where we both delivered learning disability awareness training together. I have seen how they have changed as a person."