Simon Pugsley, who lives at our Roman House residential service, has been involved with creating a short film with Hampshire County Council around communication.
Hampshire County Council, in partnership with the Big Lottery-funded Learning at the Centre Project at Basingstoke Discovery Centre, has been working with people who have communication difficulties to create a training film to help staff and others to communicate more confidently with people who find speech challenging.
This small group, supported by staff from the Learning at the Centre Project, Hampshire Learning Centre and Adult Services, wrote and made a short film whose key message is to “have patience and listen”.
The producers say, “The film is sometimes challenging to watch as there are no subtitles, but people do not speak in subtitles – patience and listening carefully with respect will provide the answers. The film will be used as a training aid by Hampshire County Council, but with the agreement of the group who made the film it is freely available to all organisations and individuals, particularly those who come into everyday contact with people who sometimes struggle to be heard and get their point across. The film was supported by the Learning at the Centre Project as a development opportunity for participants.”