No Going Back

Honouring the experiences of people with learning difficulties

People with learning difficulties (or intellectual disabilities) are an important group who bring immense positive value to the world. Each person needs to be respected and supported as full and equal citizens with their own gifts to share.

Pver the past 200 hundred years people with learning difficulties have faced prejudice, abuse or worse. For many years poor laws and eugenic beliefs forced people into inhuman institutions. Even today, as the larger institutions are closed, there are still too many people living without the right kind of support. Too many people are sent to live in institutions, often care homes, far from their families and neighbourhoods. This must stop.

The No Going Back programme is an ongoing effort to remember what has happened in the past to help us avoid similar mistakes in the future. You can see a full collection of materials here.

Jan Walmsley


Independent researcher

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