12 July 2017
New film to help people with learning disabilities
A new film has been launched by AWP's
services for people with learning disabilities.
The film, which was premiered at the recent Learning
Disabilities Celebration Day, explains AWP services for people with
learning disabilities who come into contact with the criminal
Staff from AWP Forensic Community Learning Disabilities Team
(CLDT), the Criminal Justice Liaison Service and the Liaison and
Diversion Service, along with members of the Forensic CLDT Service
User Forum, all took part in the film, which was sensitively made
by film-maker Florence Pellacani.
Forensic CLDT team leader Wendy Goodman, said, "The film can be
used to explain to people with learning disabilities the sort of
support that is available to them if they are arrested, go to court
or prison, or need help around their risk of offending in the
community. We're proud of the film and everyone who took part, and
we hope it will help many more people to understand the help that
is available to them."
The film is available on AWP's Youtube channel and via the learning
disabilities pages on the AWP website