'People with learning disabilities are invisible'
Drawing on her experience of three decades working in the disability sector, Lucy Hurst-Brown, Brandon Trust CEO, was recently invited to speak to BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought programme during the Hay Festival where she debated the issue of people with learning disabilities being 'invisible' and 'lonely citizens' in society, with little or no voice.
Using specific case studies, Lucy shared the experiences and lifestyles of two people with learning disabilities that Brandon has supported in the past two decades.
She shared views on how the current system is using the wrong approach with regard to supporting this vulnerable group and discussed changes that need to be considered for both the system and society at large.
The script (pdf) was broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought programme on 29 June, and has already attracted much feedback within the social care sector. Listen to the full podcast on the BBC website (opens a new window).
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