Covid Considerations: Food, phone calls, yoga and volunteering – a personal account of lockdown
Ametrine is a middle-aged autistic woman who struggles with living independently at the best of times. Here she writes about her experiences of lockdown.
Covid Considerations: Stop taking the piss
Based on the experience of caring for her mum, Sally, the National Co-production Advisory Group Chair, wants us to stop and think about what we're measuring and reporting - especially now when people are separated from their loved ones.
Covid Considerations: What’s in your garden shed?
From lockdown dreams to neighbours helping each other, Ideas Alliance Associate and creative writer Dawn Hart shares her thoughts on how she's managing this stressful time.
Staying up late is put on hold. Autism and learning disability during lockdown
Steve Palmer, Dad of Stanley, an 18 year old with Down’s Syndrome, shares some of the issues that have come up during lockdown and the heroes helping out.
Project 49: an innovative approach to day services for adults with learning disabilities by Southend Care
Project 49 provides innovative day services to adults with learning disabilities and associated needs with a focus on community inclusion.
Mind the Gap: affecting social change through learning disability theatre
We spoke to Julia Skelton, Executive Director of the visionary theatre company Mind the Gap about inspiration, collaboration and their new production ZARA.
Youcan is a recycling initiative in Tayside creating employment for workers with additional needs as well as a great reinvestment in their local economy.
Centrepoint Sport, using sport to heal and connect
Read all about the great work they are doing to bring young people experiencing homelessness together through the beautiful game.
Interview with Andreas Rosenboom, Music Therapist
Andreas shared some stories and bits of advice that come from working as a music therapist.
Interview: Dr. Margaret Lobo, Otakar Kraus Music Trust
We sat down with Dr. Margaret Lobo, founder of the Otakar Kraus Music Trust to find out how she was inspired to work with others to find their voice.
, Best Mistake
, Children and Young People
, Citizen-led Action
, Community Development
, Community Engagement
, Mental Health
Otakar Kraus Music Trust
The Otakar Kraus Music Trust's work with children and adults with learning difficulties teaches us how to listen to stories that don't always use words.
The Soul Relics Museum
The Soul Relics Museum bridges the museum and mental health sectors, using object-based story-telling to bring us closer to the struggle of mental ill-health.