Telling it ourselves: An oral history

Black Friendly Group

A video highlighting the experiences of black and minority ethnic people with learning difficulties.

The Black Friendly Group is a group of black African and Caribbean adults with learning difficulties living in London. This innovative and inspiring video presents the stories of group members and their families. Together with a supporting booklet, it outlines their experiences. It shows the importance to them of learning about and understanding their own history and heritage. It portrays positive images of black people with learning difficulties going about their lives and challenges prejudices.

The 30-minute video emphasises the concerns that black people with learning difficulties have about inadequate levels of support for their carers (often family members). It highlights the need for improved information and support as parents get older.

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