Rethinking Wales: Re-defining Community and Connections

Organizer

Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/institute-of-welsh-affairs-iwa-5331439653
We hear from people with a learning disability about their experiences during Covid-19.

Rethinking Wales: Re-defining community and connections

During this panel discussion we will hear from people with a learning disability about their experiences during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, specifically in regards to relationships and connections.

Mencap Cymru have been collecting oral histories which show how important friendships and relationships are for people, often supporting our identity and validation of our worth.

However, there remain significant challenges for people with learning disabilities when it comes to connecting with others.

During the event we will hear from people with a learning disability about their experiences during Covid-19, and discuss if the pandemic has highlighted anything that they would like to see change when we return to the “new normal”.

Agenda

Sian Davies, Head of Strategic Programmes, Mencap Cymru will Chair the event.

She will be joined by:

  • Sophie Hinksman – Co-chair, Learning Disability Ministerial Advisory Group
  • Joe Powell – Chief Executive, All Wales People First
  • Michael Allcock

This is an hour long panel discussion on Zoom, attendees will be able to engage in the conversation on the live chat.

The IWA’s #RethinkingWales series explores the challenges we face because of Covid-19, and works out the opportunities for change.

The Rethinking Wales series has been kindly supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.

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