You are invited to the online launch of the Sharing Our Voices website, exploring the history and lives of adults with learning disabilities and/or autism in Brighton & Hove.
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
2pm to 3:30pm
Listen to the stories of people who have lived in Shared Lives arrangements from the 1950s to the present day told in their own words and voices.
Learn about the life and work of our founder, Grace Eyre Woodhead, a pioneer and leading light in adult social care.
Grace Eyre Woodhead said:
“Institutions should be regarded as the last option of care. The Society endeavours to provide bright and healthy surroundings and to try to inculcate a feeling of happiness and a sense of usefulness and confidence in all clients; thus, giving them a place in the sun”.
People with learning disabilities seldom have a voice or visibility in social history and in society. By learning from the past, we can improve people’s lives in the future. Find out more about our learning disability history film – coming soon!
Here is a quote from one of our volunteers, Ben:
“Sharing Our Voices to me is all about finding out about people with learning disabilities, what they have done in the past, what experience they’ve had like staying in hospitals, staying in mental institutions, and finding out what Grace Eyre did to help them people with learning disabilities.”
Watch this video to hear from more volunteers:
Huge thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Lawson Trust for their generous support. Thanks also to Jan Walmsley, Luke Pipe, Emily Barratt, Esther Gill, Noelle McCormack, Ellie Newland, and all the amazing volunteers who participated in our training.
Please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues, family, and friends – all are welcome.
We look forward to you joining us!