We won’t stop until we’re listened to
Inspire Nottingham supports and runs activities for people with learning disabilities. When members reported that they feel invisible and that people assume they don’t know anything and treat them like children they started coming up with ideas to get their views heard.
Over the next few months with Media Trust’s support they will be taking part in film and photography training and thinking about the messages they want people to hear. Messages like the fact that only 10% of people with learning disabilities will ever have paid work because people focus on what they can’t do rather than what they can do. That people with learning disabilities very rarely get to chose where or who they live with, and that they are not encouraged to have friends by the people who care for them.
Mark, one of the members, told me about Inspire and the difference he hopes this project will make.
Originally posted on the Community Voices website on 11th November 2011