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Posted On: 15th Jan 2013

Questioning Their Treatment

The Skillnet Group
Two members of group playing game show contestants
Two members of group playing game show contestants

A group of Fixers from Kent aim to change how people with learning difficulties are treated through an interactive quiz film.


The team – consisting of people with and without learning difficulties - feel many people need to be educated about learning difficulties, so that everyone can be treated equally.


Aged 18 to 55, the Skillnet Schools Project Team from Thanet, Dover, Shepway and Swale, hope they can use their personal experiences to change the treatment of those with learning difficulties.


Fixer Laura Brown (21) says: ‘There is a lot of misunderstanding about learning difficulties and disabilities.


‘We want to use our experiences with learning difficulties to raise awareness and to show how people with learning disabilities want to be treated by their community.’


Their Fixers film is presented in a a mock game-show format.


In the film, the team answer common questions people with learning difficulties are often asked in an attempt to raise awareness of the real difficulties they face.


‘We want to be able to tour local schools and groups in Kent and screen our film in order to show other people how we want to be treated,’ says Laura.


‘Hopefully we can show that people with learning difficulties are no different.’


Watch the film at the top of the story.


Author: Ashley Scrace


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