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What Book Club Means To Me

What the GRASSroots group have done during the pandemic.

Click here to find out more about GRASSroots.

Dance Syndrome's Story

Find our how DanceSyndrome were able to adapt to Covid-19 restrictions and keep their dancers connected and active throughout the pandemic.

Lee's Lockdown Story

Lee goes to day opportunities in Creative Art at Brothers of Charity in Lancashire, where he made this video about the lockdown in March 2021.

"It takes time to get my life back."

Surviving Through Story Advisory Board member Craig talks about what life is like after lockdown.

Caroline's Lockdown Story

Caroline goes to day opportunities in Creative Art at Brothers of Charity in Lancashire, where she made this video about the lockdown in March 2021.

Introduction to Speak Out with Danielle

Danielle tells us about the interview series she made during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Sharon's Story About Paul

Sharon tells a story about her boyfriend Paul, who very sadly died of Covid-19 in April 2020.

Our Lockdown Stories by Robin Meader

Animated short about the lockdown experiences of a group of friends with learning disabilities.

Tony Has A Covid-19 Test

Tony explains what happened when he had Covid-19 test, as part of the surge testing in South London.

What Has Lockdown Been Like For Shane?

Shane's mum tells Ajay what the pandemic has been like for a young person with complex needs.

Ajay Interviews Ros

Ros tells Ajay about lockdown, getting the vaccine, and looking forward to going back to the Day Centre to see her friends.

Lee's Covid-19 Vaccine Story

Lee tells us about having the COVID-19 vaccine. 

"This lockdown is madness though..."

Lee tells us about Christmas in lockdown, the Covid-19 vaccine, mask wearing, New Year's Eve, and staying creative during the pandemic.

James Covid-19 Vaccine Story

James tells us about having the COVID-19 vaccine. James felt a bit ill after his COVID-19 vaccine but he was ok after a few days and wants the second COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Rise Up by Kyleakin Connections

Margaret and Danny read Halloween poems

Joe's Covid Story
 

Looking Out Our Windows by Carousel Chorus
 

Catherine tells us what her 2020 was like.
 

Following the Rules

Louise reminds us what we have had to do during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Generate members remember lockdown

 

George's Story: Being a Parent Carer in the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

Shaun's Story

 

My Covid Story

Ajay Choksi, Wiki Master & RIX Research Assistant, shares his powerful personal Covid story that was captured during the pandemic.

Daniel's 2020

Zoe's 2020

Alexandra's 2020

Aimee's 2020

Lindsey's 2020

Adam's 2020

Emma's 2020

Jenny's 2020

"Dealing with Covid, Lockdown, and Recovery."
Vicky created a Powerpoint presentation about the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic, being in lockdown, and what is happening next.


 

How was 2020 for me?

Joe talks about what happened during the
Covid-19 pandemic.


 

Ajay's Lockdown 2020

What was best, not best, and hopes for 2021.

Having the Covid-19 Vaccination

Tony tells us what it was like to get the vaccination.

Isaac's Story

Issac talks about his experience of living through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Craig's Update: Lockdown 3

An update from Craig as the UK goes back into lockdown in January 2021.

Still, Here by Access All Areas

A film about the audio exhibition, exploring learning disabled life in lockdown and beyond.

Growing Wild (audiobook)

Mencap and The Arts Council present 'Growing Wild', the pandemic through the eyes of a poet with a learning disability by Clare Manley and Emma Claire Sweeney.

Pandemic Positivity - Tom's Story

Produced by International Mixed Ability Sports and Tell Studio, with support from The National Lottery Community Fund and The School for Social Entrepreneurs. To find out more about IMAS, please visit mixedabilitysports.org.uk

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Pandemic Positivity - Rupert's Story

Produced by International Mixed Ability Sports and Tell Studio, with support from The National Lottery Community Fund and The School for Social Entrepreneurs. To find out more about IMAS, please visit mixedabilitysports.org.uk

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Pandemic Positivity - Katrina's Story

Produced by International Mixed Ability Sports and Tell Studio, with support from The National Lottery Community Fund and The School for Social Entrepreneurs. To find out more about IMAS, please visit mixedabilitysports.org.uk

Spare Tyre's Freelance Task Force

This film was made by Ellie Mason and Alice Theobald with Paul Christian and Charlene Salter, who were sponsored by Access All Areas

It explores the challenges facing artists that are neuro-divergent and/or have a disability, and what a more inclusive future could look like.

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Craig's Lockdown Update

Why aren't the media talking to people like me?

Why are our voices being ignored?

Terry would love to see the experiences of people with learning disabilities on news television shows.

Life In Lockdown by Magpie Dance

Before lockdown, taking dance classes, being in the studio and performing in shows were a big part of our lives, so when lockdown happened it was really important that our course continued online to keep our fitness up and our creativity flowing!

Izzy's Message of Kindness

Izzy is an actor and Assistant Stage Manager at Hubbub Theatre Company. She created this video as part of their Hubbub at Home series.

A story from a Beyond Words Book Club

Lockdown Slug by The Misfits Theatre Company

Ettie's trampoline story

Josh's story

Clemma talks about story sharing

Ajay's story

Craig's story

Joe's haircut

Abbie's story

Terry speaks out!

Ettie makes ham and cheese jelly!!

Henley rides her bike