Oral History of Mental Welfare Officers
Publications from this project:
Rolph, S., Walmsley, J. and Atkinson, D. (2002) '"A Man's Job?" Gender issues and the role of mental welfare officers, 1948-1970', Oral History, 30, 1, pp. 28-41.
Rolph, S., Atkinson, D. and Walmsley, J. (2003) 'A Pair of Stout Shoes and an Umbrella: The role of the Mental Welfare Officer in delivering community care in East Anglia, 1946-1970', British Journal of Social Work, 33, 3, pp. 339-359.
Days Gone By: The History of Day Centres for People with Learning Difficulties
This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and will run from 2006 - 2008. For more information, please visit the Day Centres website.
Unlocking the Past - A Royal Albert Hospital Archive
This Community Service Volunteers (CSV) Heritage Lottery Funded project documents the residential and working culture of a former large Victorian long stay hospital for people with learning difficulties. Through this project it is hoped to reclaim a hidden history and enable a greater understanding of the impact of institutions on individual lives. We are due to go online in early summer 2006.
This Grundtvig Learning Partnership project involved the Open University with partners at three European Universities: the University of Gent , the University of Iceland and Trinity College Dublin. In England the Open University Faculty of Health & Social Care worked on the project with two People First groups that are run and controlled by people with learning difficulties: Carlisle People First and Central England People First . In Belgium , the University of Ghent works closely with an independent self advocacy organisation called Our New Future. The University of Iceland works with a women's group and a parents' group for people with learning difficulties, and Trinity College Dublin is working alongside a group of students from an inclusive programme in the university for people with learning difficulties.
See Project details.