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June 15, 2021

New! Mencap Learning Disability Week

This week is Mencap’s Learning Disability Week.

The 2021 theme is Art and Creativity, a theme which clearly reflects the well-established and ongoing collaborative endeavours seen in Hallam’s Department of Nursing and Midwifery.

For the last 15 years, staff and students from the BSc Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and Social Work course have worked in partnership with a group of adults who have a learning disability and/or autism. The ‘Partners in Learning’ group is made up of seven experts by their own experiences. Group members work collaboratively and creatively with staff to plan and facilitate students’ learning. A creative example of Partners in Learning’s work is their ‘A-Z of Learning Disabilities’ poster campaign which you can see displayed in the café area of the Robert Winston Building (Collegiate Campus). Here, you will also find artwork created by experts, staff and students from the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences.

Get arty this Learning Disability Week
14 to 20 June Download the pack #LDArtWeek

Find out more via the Mencap website.

If you would like to explore further the types of needs, strengths and talents that people with a learning disability may have, please email Charlotte Nutting (Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing and Social Work).


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