Independent Living Scotland, Scotland’s premier disability lifestyle and independent living event which takes place on the 7-8 October 2015, at the SECC, Glasgow, has today announced the addition of its newest seminar programme – the Inspiration Theatre.

Continuing the theme of ‘inspiration, innovation and choice’, the Inspiration Theatre will offer members of the public, and healthcare professionals, the chance to attend more than 20 free workshops and seminars across the two show days. The interactive format of these sessions will enable visitors and healthcare professionals to see products in action and ask questions of suppliers; to understand how charities and associations can aid with specific needs and to hear from others sharing advice, inspiration and innovation.

Companies, associations and charities already confirmed as participating include:

  • AAT (GB)
  • AKW
  • Carers Scotland
  • Canine Partners
  • Glasgow Panthers
  • Guide Dogs Scotland
  • Home Energy Scotland
  • Link Housing Association
  • Loopwheels
  • Paths for All
  • Scottish Autism
  • Sight and Sound
  • Touch Bionics
  • Visibility
  • Wiltshire Farm Foods

The full line-up can be seen online at

The Inspiration Theatre will complement the Independent Living Scotland exhibition which sees more than 100 exhibitors of disability, homecare and rehabilitation products showcasing their products and services. Visitors to Independent Living Scotland will benefit from the opportunity to combine comparing and sourcing new products and services to aid independent living with networking and information gathering.

In addition the Healthcare Professionals Theatre, supported by the College of Occupational Therapists, will offer healthcare professionals the chance to enhance their professional development through free CPD seminars. All sessions in both theatres are free to attend and attending healthcare professionals can collect a CPD certificate for their career progression.

Liz Logan, Group Show Manager said: “It is so important to have access to all the information when looking for the right product or service. Independent Living Scotland’s ‘Inspiration Theatre’ has been specifically designed so that visitors can attend workshops, ask questions, hear from others and discover the ideal product for their needs, or for those of someone they care for. And, with more than 20 sessions over the two days, there’s lots available for people to choose from and some incredibly inspirational sessions designed to inspire.”