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No Going Back: Prudhoe Hospital

Storytellers and Steering Group members sitting on a wall and the book cover for No Going Back

Run by Skills for People, a Newcastle Upon Tyne self advocacy organisation, this Heritage Lottery Funded project recorded the oral histories of people who lived in Prudhoe Hospital, a former large long-stay institution. The Research Group acted in an advisory capacity on the project, which lasted for 2 years (2011-13) and had a steering group made up of people with learning disabilities, family members and staff from Skills for People.

Launched early in 2013 the book of the project, No Going Back: Forgotten Voices from Prudhoe Hospital, was beautifully produced by the Centre for Welfare Reform, where it can be ordered for a bargain price of £2.50.

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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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