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Days Gone By: The Histories of Day Centres for People with Learning Difficulties

Image showing the In Our Own Words exhibition, 2008

This Open University project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and ran from 2006 to 2008. As day centres closed in Croydon and as part of a country-wide initiative, this project recorded their history in this London borough. Involving people with learning disabilities who attended day centres as researchers, this oral history project developed an archive and exhibition ('In our own words'), as well as a project website.

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About the Group

If you woud like to get in touch with the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, please contact:

Liz Tilley 
Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA

About the website

If you have any feedback or would like to report a problem with the website, please contact WELS-Research-Admin@open.ac.uk.