A group of My Life My Choice members went to Oxford Crown Court to hear the HSE Prosecution of Southern Health NHS Trust. Here's what Paul Scarrott, Jackie Scarrott, and Pam Bebbingon thought about it.
In 2017, Dr Lee Humber received Heritage Lottery Funding to find out about the role that people with learning disabilities played in the First World War. He approached My Life My Choice, who recruited three young people with learning disabilities - Tommy, Shane and Tyrone - to be part of the research team. The researchers have been supported by Jess Tilling, Power Up Coordinator at MLMC.
Transforming Care is the government’s national programme to improve services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, who display behaviour that challenges. The aim is to make sure more people are living in the community, with the right support and close to home.
Over the past 18 months, members of the Power Up team have been carrying out research into the contribution people with learning disabilities made during World War 1, in partnership with Lee Humber from Ruskin College.
As well as saying “Don’t Lock Us Away” our Champion’s group are thinking about what good support in the community is. This means visiting other services and charities, and meeting the people who they support.