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.
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Presentation given in Sheffield at joint event with Sheffield CIL and Church Action on Poverty.
Micheline Mason and Mary Harrison explain why their disability benefits are vital.