Stories about eight people with learning disabilities or autism, the kinds of support they receive and the varied ways they have gained a real home of their own and are living their own lives.
TALKING ABOUT GROWING
OLDER AND END OF LIFE
People with learning disabilities and others talk about their experiences.
AGEING WELL WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES:JOHN
Seventy year old John is blind but leads an active and rewarding life including sport, music and advocacy for people with learning disabilities.
ACTIVE AGEING FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Vivid examples of how people are “ageing well” in a variety of active ways.
DISABILITY AND EMPLOYMENT: THE BUSINESS CASE
Employers from a variety of organisations talk about their experiences and the various ways that being open to disabled talent has been good for business.
We hear from some of their employees too.
A REAL HOME A REAL LIFE
How people with learning disabilities or autism have moved on to diverse types of housing and support and are getting much closer to the lives they want.
SELF EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Vivid examples of people developing micro-businesses and an exploration of the pros and cons of working for yourself.
SELF EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
People with different micro businesses that are at different stages of development and an exploration of the support they get.
IT’S WORKING IN DUDLEY
Featuring people with learning disabilities who are making a real success of paid work in a wide range of workplaces.
This is a truly inspirational film and all the tenants who took part have shown the different possibilities for living independently when you have a learning disability or autism. 10 years ago my son moved into his own flat and has 24/7 support and it would have been great to have seen a film such as this to give us some idea of what is available and also to offer some reassurance that our son could be adequately supported when he moved out of the family home. From a personal point of view I hope more parents will become aware of this film so that they can see how well someone can be enabled to achieve a greater degree of independence. Well done and thank you to all the tenants for sharing their stories.