A young martial artist sits on the side of the boxing ring

Our top 5 films of people’s stories

It’s National Storytelling Week 2015 and we’ve just launched 100 Stories in 100 Days.

To celebrate, we’re sharing our five favourite Scope films in which disabled people tell their stories.

So without further delay, here they are:

    • Fighting all my life – how mixed martial arts helped me conquer my impairment – Jack’s story

      At just 17-years-old, with a weaker right side and no use of his right hand, Jack competes in mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting with non-disabled men, who are often much older and bigger than him.



    • The best future for my son – Dionne and Jayden’s story

      Dionne first rang the Scope helpline in 2010 to find out about physiotherapy regimes for her son Jayden. Since then, she has been working with response worker, Vasu, to get information about respite services, equipment and support groups.


    • Six years leading Scope – Alice’s story

      Alice Maynard was Chair of Scope for six years and stepped down in October 2014 after two terms. In this film, she talks about the changes she’s seen during that time, and what she thinks the future will be like for disabled people.


  • Behind the scenes of Scope’s work in the community – Ian’s story

    Follow Ian Jones, a regional response worker, and find out about the vital information and support he gives to over 80 families living with disability every year.

Coming in 2015

We’ve got some really exciting new stories coming up on our YouTube channel in 2015. If you’d like to be the first to see our videos as they are released, then please subscribe to us on YouTube.

About 100 Stories in 100 days

Every day from now until the general election we’re publishing a story from a disabled person or a family with a disabled child. We’re encouraging parliamentary hopefuls to read just one story – so they’ll better understand disability if elected.

Find out more about 100 Stories in 100 Days

One thought on “Our top 5 films of people’s stories”

  1. this is fantastic, I am a volunteer with scope,and humbled to be ‘part of the family’ that work tirelessly for the good of all.Its vital that more information and knowledge is shared to continue to create better understanding and care,so many difficulties that so many don’t know about…

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