3 Audio activity
The three clips included in this section are taken from interviews with parents who contributed to the development of the Bedfordshire branch of Mencap.
As you listen to the clips, make notes on why change was needed, and on what pressures for change the speakers mention.
Brenda Nickson, whose son has a learning disability, talks about her own experiences, and about how the organisation was set up.
Transcript: Clip 1
Michael and Anne Tombs talk about how Mencap provoked changes in care provision for people with learning disabilities.
Transcript: Clip 2
Helen Robinson talks to Beryl McLennan abut the Welfare Visitors Scheme. We also hear from Kim Bell, who presents the views of younger members of Mencap.