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THE 2020 FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
DIGITAL-FIRST EVENT 7-15 NOV 2020
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Self-Building Our Lives: Navigating social care with learning disabilities

12th November 2020 14:00:00 (invite only)
Workshop

About this event

This invitation only event is a half-day online workshop for students studying social care at Eastleigh College and will explore how social care is accessed and experienced by people with learning disabilities.This event will engage participants by designing a facilitated role-playing session, which will get them to reflect on their relative abilities and support networks and how these could affect their ability to build a meaningful life. They will then be introduced with a set of cards prompting a series of scenarios and hypothetical events that may alter their imagined future life. The event will draw on ESRC-funded research with adults with learning disabilities to encourage the participants to consider how different constraints affect other people’s experience building a meaningful life. The aim is two-fold, to facilitate and encourage young people to: (1) reflect on their own support networks and capabilities that they can draw upon for their positive mental health and to build a meaningful life. (2) think of people from other marginalised groups including disabled people who may have very different support networks and capabilities – and constraints