Better Together! Celebrating Learning Disability Awareness Week

(Last Updated On: May 21, 2019)

‘Better Together’ an event celebrating Learning Disability Awareness Week will happen on Thursday 20th June at South Devon College.

It’s a drop-in event between 10.30am- 2.30pm, and FREE for people with a learning disability, as well as their carers and friends – there’s free parking, too.

There will be taster sessions on the day and information stands alongside fun activities and guest speakers.

Supported by Healthwatch Torbay along with, among others, Mencap, Rowcroft and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, it promises to be a packed and informative day – one not to miss.

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Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!