Social history of learning difficulties in Leeds

Leeds Mencap is calling for volunteers and artefacts to help with an exhibition in 2013 to celebrate its 60th birthday entitled ‘the social history of learning disabilities in Leeds’ to take place at the Leeds City Museum.

The project is taking place thanks to an All Our Stories _grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). All Our Stories, a brand new small grant programme, launched earlier this year.

The exhibition will investigate the history of learning disabilities throughout Leeds and examine the changes of definitions, community care, institutions, stereotypes and perceptions of individuals with a learning disability throughout the city.