I’m With Sam: Tackling learning disability hate crime with Dimensions
Learning disability hate crime is a problem that is under-reported but can have a huge impact on victims. Dimensions' #ImWithSam campaign is led by an expert with lived experience and takes a multi-pronged approach to the problem. They support victims, raise awareness, train police forces, work with the CPS and influence policy to improve reporting, convictions and ensure victims are taken seriously.
, Learning Disabilities
, Lived Experience
, Social Action
, Systems Change
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.
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.
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.