Social History of Learning Disability – Online Keeping in Touch Event

Open University have an event about the history of people with learning disabilities and 3 key anniversaries in their history.

Speak Out members will be showing a film at the event and helping give a short presentation about their history.


Social History of Learning Disability – online Keeping in Touch free event.

 Wednesday 8th December

The event will focus on marking three key anniversaries in the recent history of learning disability in England and Wales:

 • Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped White Paper 1971

• Valuing People White Paper 2001

• Winterbourne View scandal 2011

Join us for presentations from self-advocates who will be reflecting on lessons learned from the history, and what else needs to be done. This will be followed by a Q&A session with our expert panel – Gary Bourlet (Learning Disability England); Rob Greig (architect of Valuing People); and Stephen Unwin (author and journalist, and proud father of Joey).

For details of how to register for the event, which will be on Zoom, please click this link