How to Vote! People with a learning disability look at voting

Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by in Community, Featured, News, Politics & Campaigns

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This film covers a workshop at the Guildhall in Gloucester on 17th April 2013 looking at politics and how to vote ahead of the 2nd May County Council elections. Over 80 people attended the day that was organised by Stroud-based Gloucestershire Voices with help from theatre company Moveable Feast and Philip Booth who works with BasicNeeds, working with inclusion and people with learning disabilities.

Gloucestershire Voices is a user-led self advocacy organisation for adults with learning disabilities living in Gloucestershire. For more info about Gloucestershire Voices see: www.glosvoices.co.uk

Moveable Feast are an internationally renowned inclusive drama and training organisation. They are pretty unique as they harness the experiences and strengths of family members and people with learning disabilities to train, consult and present on cutting edge issues. See more at: www.mixitmusic.co.uk/mfa.php

The film by Philip Booth was made with permission of all the participants and covers some of the events and activities of the day. To learn more contact Gloucestershire Voices.

The How To Vote film from Moveable Feast that played during the event is at: http://stroudcommunity.tv/how-to-vote-by-mixit-tv/

We are also grateful for the support of United Response and Every Vote Counts for some of the resources we used to discuss politics and elections: http://www.everyvotecounts.org.uk

See also Government guides on How Laws are Made, Select Committees and You and Your MP: http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/guides/easy-read-guides/

Thanks also to the Learning Disability Partnership Board for support.

One member of Gloucestershire Voices wanted to point out that a man with learning disabilities was elected to his Parish Council in Nottinghamshire last year: http://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/man_with_downs_syndrome_elected_to_parish_council.aspx

About Philip

Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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