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.
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Collective Power: Daughters of Fortune, Mind the Gap
We hear about the best bits, learning and surprises from those involved in creating the award winning Daughters of Fortune - a groundbreaking, co-created arts and science project exploring the largely invisible subject of learning disability and parenthood.
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.
Neurodiversity, Performance, and Dance: In Conversation with Natasha Britton, Dance Practice Director of Magpie Dance
We talk to Natasha Britton, Dance Practice Director of Magpie Dance, about creating inclusive opportunities for dancers with learning disabilitiies.
Stay up late: Self-advocacy and Nightlife for People with Learning Disabilities
Stay Up Late are a Brighton based charity that create ways for people with learning disabilities to go out and enjoy nightlife.
Theatre of Progress: Mind the Gap’s ZARA, an eye opening performance
An incredible large scale production with a cast of over 100, a giant mechanical baby, tanks and cherry pickers shines a spotlight on the experiences of parents with learning disabilities.
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.
Co-production in action
In celebration of co-production week Miranda Keast of The Grace Eyre Foundation tells us about her experience of co-producing a community club night and learning to let go
Interview with Andreas Rosenboom, Music Therapist
Andreas shared some stories and bits of advice that come from working as a music therapist.
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.
A Day In The Life Of a Shared Lives Carer
Grace Eyre share Jane's story of a normal day in her life living with Johnny, revealing how rewarding it can be to be a Shared Lives Carer.