Daughters of Fortune

Collaborators

The Daughters of Fortune project involves partners from across the UK:

Advocacy Group: Change

We have been working with Leeds based advocacy group Change since the start of the project to help us to better understand the issues, and to reach parents across Leeds.
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Advocacy Group: Bradford People First

We have been working with Bradford People First since the start of the project to help us to reach parents with learning disabilities in Bradford.
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Advocacy Group: Geordie Mums

We worked with Geordie Mums in 2017 to find parent with learning disabilities in the North East, thanks to a commission from Great Exhibition of the North.
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Advocacy Group: Elfrida Society

We have been working with London based Elfrida Society since the start of the project to help us to better understand the issues, and to reach parents across London.
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Research Partner: Dr Kate Theodore

Dr Kate Theodore has been the lead research partner on the Daughters of Fortune project. She is a clinical psychologist who works at Royal Holloway, University of London.
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Research Partner: Amanda McKie

We have been working with Amanda McKie, Matron Complex Needs Care Coordinator at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust to understand the experiences of midwives and explore improvements to training and support.
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Research Partner: Working Together with Parents Network

Working Together with Patents Network is one of the leaders in the field of learning disability and parenthood and published the updated Good Practice Guidance in 2016.
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Filmmaker / Photographer: Emilie Flower

Emile Flower is a filmmaker and multimedia artist who focuses on video portraiture and storytelling. She has been working with us to capture images and films of parents with learning disabilities from across the UK.

Writing Mentor: Mary Cooper

Mary Cooper is a core member of our research team. Mary has been working alongside our learning disabled researchers to interview the parents and capture their experiences.
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Anna

Anna is an exciting new interactive Forum Theatre piece that explores a series of true-life scenarios that may be experienced by learning-disabled people when they consider being, or become, a parent.

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