This is the full film – approximately 30 minutes duration.
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.
Really enjoyed the different stories and hearing about people’s experiences. It was interesting and encouraging to hear and see that there are organisation’s supporting people to work in a way that meets there needs. It came over in a very positive manner and that it is acheivable for people with mental health difficulties to work as self-employed. Highly recommended.
LMB March 2013
Really impressed with the content, delivery and approach of these short films and in particular this one on self-employment for people with mental health problems. The ‘stories’ are inspiring and sensitively delivered. There is a really good range of examples given too. The film itself is well researched and there is good background information on how people are supported, what the benefits are of working in this way but also some of the challenges and difficulties. A really accessible and positve view on self employment in this context. Highly recommended.