This year United Response have released two brand new animated episodes in a series called “Zack’s Story” in an effort to tackle loneliness, hate crime and County Lines.
These short stop-motion films were made with the help of staff and the people supported by United Response in Devon and Cornwall to raise awareness about topical issues that can affect everybody. The first film, Loneliness Animation, highlights the impact of loneliness and the importance of friendship and community. The second film, Hate Crime & County Lines Animation, tackles the issue of hate crime and raises awareness of the dangers of County Lines.
United Response also produced “Animation Diaries” (Loneliness Diary and Hate Crime Diary) that take a closer look behind the scenes to reveal how and why the animations were made and the different ways that people were involved.
All of these resources are freely available online and we hope they will help to inform, raise awareness and stimulate discussion about important topics.
United Response would love to receive feedback about how these resources are being used and also to receive suggestions for topics to feature in future episodes of Zack’s Story! Please get in touch.
Sam’s online cookery course takes off!
Sam runs weekly online cookery courses with the support from New Key, who have now offered him permanent employment. The sessions empower people with learning disabilities to develop cooking skills as well as other related skills such as shopping, budgeting and IT, and they are fun too. Read Sam’s story.
Made-Well are now expanding and providing daily enabling services across their three Devon sites with one-to-one or group work available, especially for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health issues. Find out more.
Oliver has been busy, harvesting and washing vegetables ready for Made-Well stall at Hatherleigh market.
Celebrating Kickstart success
Northam Care Trust in North Devon have secured a DWP Kickstart grant to help young people aged 16-24 to develop a career in social care with them. Here are Dr Len Loft and team members celebrating accordingly!
If you have any good news stories you would like to share with other providers then please email us and we’ll include it in the next issue.