No Barriers Here is a unique and innovative approach to advance care planning for people with learning disabilities and a collaboration between The Mary Stevens Hospice, Dudley Voices for Choice, and Art Psychotherapist, Jed Jerwood. No Barriers Here was co-produced by people with learning disabilities and explored the use of artmaking to create and support conversations about death and dying, discovering what matters most to people at the end of life. Gently guided through four distinctive workshops, participants shared their narratives using arts-based methods such as collage, textiles and weaving to shape creative, distinctive and truly personalised advance care plans.
The hope is that this film can be used to challenge any misconceptions around talking about death and dying with people with learning disabilities and support the idea that using arts approaches in palliative care can shape rich conversations within communities and challenge inequalities underserved populations experience.
Learn more about the project and watch the video here:
For more information about No Barriers Here or to express an interest in attending Train the Trainer workshops, please contact Gemma Allen at firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow the project on Twitter @NoBarriersHere