We went off to the launch yesterday at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton of the Dr Blighty project Educational Learning Toolkit we created for the London based organisation Nutkhut in 2016 and 2017.
We were pleased to see this newly finished learning toolkit which is available for Brighton and Hove schools (Key stages 2 & 3) to learn more about the history of Indian Soldiers in the city during WWI.
Really pleased to see that the Heritage Lottery Fund have profiled a South Coast HLF funded project myself (Nicola Benge) and Esther Gill were involved with as Project Managers from 2011-13 called Speaking up for Disability.
This project was supported by a grant through their Priority Development Area grant for the charity Voice for Disability/later (Worthing based charity) Independent Lives.
This project has given disabled people living in West Sussex the chance to tell their own story. There are few records in existence that look at disability from the viewpoint of disabled people themselves because historical reports tend to have been written by hospitals, institutions and other care providers. However,this project has explored the hidden histories of disabled people looking at how their experiences of early life, school, work, families, the views of health professionals, and relationships have altered since the 1940s.