Gary Bourlet, Membership and Engagment Lead for Learning Disability England introduces a new film
Learning Disability England and Speakup Advocacy have been putting together a film called ‘Impact of Advocacy’.
It looks at the changes that have happened since people with a learning disability have felt empowered to speak up for themselves.
It looks into the important history of the self-advocacy movement and speaks to many inspirational people with a learning disability about their stories.
Last week we launched the film as part of Advocacy Awareness Week.
As a figure in the Self-Advocacy movement for over 37 and half years and a co-founder of People First in the UK, I have personally seen the impact it has made over the years.