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Empowerment and Disability: Informal Learning through Advocacy and Self Advocacy

This Grundtvig Learning Partnership project involved The Open University with partners at three European Universities: the University of Ghent , the University of Iceland and Trinity College Dublin. In England, The Open University's Faculty of Health & Social Care worked on the project with two People First groups that are run and controlled by people with learning difficulties: Carlisle People First and Central England People First.

In Belgium, the University of Ghent worked closely with an independent self-advocacy organisation called Our New Future. The University of Iceland worked with a women's group and a parents' group for people with learning difficulties, and Trinity College Dublin worked alongside a group of students from an inclusive programme in the university for people with learning difficulties.

(Please note: the 'Our New Future' website linked to above is in the Dutch language. You can download a Google translate button and add it to your bookmarks to view the website in English, or indeed any other language.)

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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

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