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MacIntyre Great Communities

MacIntyre is a national charity providing support and making a positive contribution to the lives of people with learning disabilities for over 50 years. With considerable investment from MacIntyre, Community Catalysts and MacIntyre have formed an exciting partnership, working together to design and deliver the ground-breaking Great Communities project.

List of principles and statements

Starting in Warrington, with work in both Worcestershire and Chesterfield, the project works with people supported by MacIntyre to help them to enhance their own lives and make a contribution to their community. In a time of austerity and cuts in services, the project also acts as a catalyst for change to make places more connected and inclusive and to stop people with a learning disability falling through the net.

People supported by Great Communities have gone onto lead local action, groups and initiatives.

Lessons learned and approaches developed are being used to underpin wider, organisational and national transformational change within the sector.

Links are being made with the MacIntyre People Plus approach to the benefit of the organisation, the people it supports and the wider communities in which they live and work.