People with a profound and multiple learning disability are one of the most vulnerable and excluded groups of people in society.
There is often little focus on the quality of life they live and they are not always seen as equal and valued citizens.
The hope is that the work of ‘Involving Everyone’ will go some way towards addressing this.
A steering group for ‘Involving Everyone’ has been set up. This is made up of family carers, key professionals, and practitioners.
Families of people with a profound and multiple learning disability will be directing the work undertaken.
The work is based in North Cumbria and the North East, however we will share what we learn so that more people can benefit.
The idea of ‘citizenship’ is at the heart of the project. What does this look like for someone with a profound and multiple learning disability?
The aim is to get a better understanding of what life is like and the change needed to ensure people with a profound and multiple learning disability are living good lives as valued members of society.
Details of what is currently being worked on can be found in the ‘download’ section on the right.
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Involving Everyone Photography Project and Exhibition at The Word, National Centre for the Written Word from 23rd October until 18th December 2022
In 2022, photographer Rachael Munro-Fawcett partnered with Inclusion North on their Involving Everyone project, to share the lives of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families, living in the North East of England.
The Involving Everyone project was developed from an awareness that this group of people are often not seen and not heard in our communities. That there is often little focus on their quality of life and that they are not always seen as equal, valued citizens.
The Involving Everyone photography exhibition is an opportunity for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities to be more visible, able tell their own stories and offer a better understanding of what life is like.
The exhibition also includes photographs from accessible photography workshops and images from an online participation element.
This project has been funded by the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System and Arts Council England.
Visit the Involving Everyone Exhibition at The Word, National Centre for the Written Word in South Shields from 23 October until 18 December.
Monday to Thursday 4-7pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
The exhibition includes some audio description.