Proposed outcomes included:
- People with learning disabilities or autism and those around them to be more aware of their talents, passions and assets
- People with learning disabilities or autism to be more in control of their lives
- People with learning disabilities or autism to have more options including the option to generate personal income
- Increased awareness of disabled people as a result of local people and businesses working alongside disabled
- Increased community activity driven by people with learning disabilities or autism
From the start it was anticipated that three different groups might emerge from the project:
Small Enterprise Leaders
People who wanted to start their own small business and make money.
People who want to start their own enterprise but not make money from it.
People who want to do something creative in and for their community.
As the project developed another group of people were identified as potentially connecting to Enterprising Minds:
People who needed support from the project to contribute to their community or develop their connections.
A Steering Group called the Enterprise Connectors was established with the aim of engaging key stakeholders and harnessing the skills, connections and energies of a wide group of people. The group was chaired by Alyson Miller, Project Co-ordinator, with representatives from The Ayrshire Community Trust, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, The National Autistic Society, Job Centre Plus, North Ayrshire Council, Partners in Personalisation, Hansel and Community Catalysts.