In 2009 The Church of Scotland brought together the working group to focus on the needs of those in our communities with Learning Disabilities. The ecumenical group consists Council Members and staff from the Mission and Discipleship Council and co-opted members who bring personal experience and professional expertise. Working together we look at the issues raised in our Focus Groups of those with Learning Disabilities and their companions.
The vision of Through the Roof (what we want to achieve) is: ‘All people enjoying life together, mutually giving and receiving, as God intended’. Our mission is: ‘Transforming lives through Jesus with disabled people’ – this is why we do what we do.
There is an Edinburgh and Lothians Roofbreakers Network.
Churches for All is a partnership of UK Christian disability organisations. The Churches for All partners have a breadth of experience and depth of knowledge on disability issues – challenging and enabling churches to fully include disabled people.
Disability and Jesus is a group of disabled Christians covering a wide range of disabilities, some of which are often hidden. Inclusive Church works in partnership with Disability and Jesus at conferences and events.