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.
- Wheely Good Fitness – disabled fitness instructor Kris’s story
Kris is a fitness instructor who runs a range of wheelchair-based exercise classes in Hereford, including aerobics, strength and spin sessions.
- 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.