In 2018, three of our members conducted research into people with learning disabilities from Oxfordshire in the First World War and the conditions that such people would have lived in during that period. Our members worked closely with Professor Lee Humber, a learning disability historian from the Ruskin College.
During their research they visited lots of important historical sites and archives . The research uncovered lots of new information about what life was like for people with learning disabilities who fought in the First World War. It even identified individual soldiers who were known to have learning disabilities in several regiments, including the Labour Corp.
We have now started the second phase of this history research project. Where a new batch of young people with learning disabilities will get a chance to grow their confidence in research.
If you are interested in taking part in our research or want to find out more, let us know below.