I would like to introduce you to Helen Angela Buckley. She is a member of FREDA FIGHTERS, a group of people with learning disabilities who work with Merseycare NHS. The group was formed in 2011 and one of their key achievements is the production of a video about human rights, adding the personal touch by sharing their own experiences. They have regular meetings and their focus is to work towards changing the negative connotations often associated with learning disability.
The group members often attend conferences and nurses ‘away days’ as consultants and service users, giving valuable feedback from their own perspective.
Helen now writes a blog about the group and their activities which you will find here:
You can also contact the group by email: firstname.lastname@example.org