The Next Steps Project – a Zero Project Innovative Practice 2015 – is a community of learning of 23 member organisations of the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies who provide individualized support to people with intellectual disabilities so that they can live a life of their choosing. Notably, the project supports people to move from congregated settings into community-based settings.
To celebrate and recognise the people who have been sharing these changes an event took place on 28 May 2015 in Tullamore, Ireland, for all of the participants – self advocates, families and staff members. At the event each of the self-advocates who participated, or their family members, were presented with their certificate from the Zero Project award.
Some pics from the celebrations: