Lost for Words (L4W), a project initially funded in 2011 by Community Foundation and more recently by the Health & Social Care Board, originated when a group of people with learning disabilities sought help to develop their skills in supporting peers who communicate without speech. ARC worked with a range of people with learning disabilities and staff in Muckamore Abbey Hospital to create an accessible training course. Further funding from the Health & Social Care Board has enabled L4W’s to encompass two programmes for learning and skill development, one for people with learning disability and one for those who support them. This reinforces the importance of working to promote a more inclusive society and ensure that everyone has their “voice” heard.
For more information contact Louise Hughes on 028 9038 0965.