“Community Stories” is part of the Storying Sheffield project which has successfully been running in the city for a number of years. The project involves attending up to 6 workshops on Fridays 10am-12pm, starting on Friday 12th April 2013, to meet with the University students – but we understand some flexibility could be arranged with this.
The project is run by academics and undergraduate students from the University, and they are interested in hearing your stories. They will work with you to produce a story using different techniques. No previous experience is necessary. At the end of the project, they will stage an exhibition of stories, but it is important to know that copyright and control over the work remains with the person involved and always will. You can withdraw from the project at any time and it is not an invasive process. You can also tell your story anonymously.
Gathering parents’ stories is something that we have been wanting to do at the Forum for some time. Having a disabled child can be a very isolating experience and it is by sharing our stories together that we support each other and share information. If suitable and you agree, we could use the stories to illustrate parents’ experiences in the city as part of our disability awareness training, to show to service managers and also to other parents.
If you are interested in joining the project or need further information, please contact us. If you are unable to join the project at this time but are interested in working with the Forum on similar projects in the future, please let us know.
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