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Connections that matter

This report tells you about the impact Grapevine has had on the lives of people with a learning disability and their families. It describes real stories of change achieved by local people for local people – with a little help.

What people can do for themselves and others is powerful. 

But using this power – even knowing you have it – is not easy if you are struggling with slow and unresponsive services, day-to-day hardship, low expectations and stigma. 

This is where Grapevine can help - working with people in their community to get over those obstacles and have stronger and safer lives.

The publisher is Grapevine.

Connections that matter © Grapevine 2011.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.



Disability & the Cuts

Disability & the Cuts

Presentation given in Sheffield at joint event with Sheffield CIL and Church Action on Poverty.

The Reality of Disability Benefits

The Reality of Disability Benefits

One man's experience of disability benefits.

Disability Related Costs of Living

Disability Related Costs of Living

Micheline Mason and Mary Harrison explain why their disability benefits are vital.

Learning Disability is Not a Mental Disorder

Learning Disability Not Mental Disorder

Robin Jackson asks why in Scottish law people with learning disabilities are treated as if they have a mental disorder.