Exhibition tells the stories of people with learning disabilities

705af827-7c3d-473b-a0bc-3dd9a271a8cc-430x480

The Twenty exhibition documents two decades of change in social care and disability awareness through the eyes of some of the individuals the charity Brandon Trust has supported since it began in 1994.

5ac83ce5-b655-4174-8df3-d4ea45015d68-430x480

Adam Wright, 28, Clevedon
Adam Wright had a tough time at school, but with the help of his parents and support worker, he has regained confidence. He now works part time at a supermarket. And, later this year, he’ll be moving into his own flat. Adam says: “Something exciting is happening in September. I am moving on; I’ve got a new flat. I have got loads of thoughts on the change. I might have a house party!” Photograph: Brandon Trust

fc4fc08b-acc3-4504-a135-2f7357e412fb-430x480

Lauren Mills, 25, Truro
Lauren Mills has not let autism stop her from speaking up for others with a learning disability. Last summer, she played a key role in promoting the annual 100 Voices conference on personal safety. Photograph: Brandon Trust

3118850d-f515-4415-9dd0-a17ca258b8f4-430x480

Linda, 43, and Peter Martin, 31, Dursley
Peter Martin was in shared, supported-living when he met Linda and they decided to get married after a year’s engagement. They moved into their own flat and have been living together ever since. Peter says: “I never thought I would find love, but I’ve met a wonderful girl. My life has gone up in the world.” Photograph: Brandon Trust

 

See more here