Tools for Talking Launch Event 28 April - School of Psychology

Posted on Thursday 24th April 2014

Launch event

Monday 28th April 2014, 1.30-3.45 pm

Worcester Room, Hornton Grange, University of Birmingham Conference Park, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, B15 2TT

The Tools for Talking

The tools for talking include five short videos and five activities. They were developed primarily for use in social support settings to facilitate communication and information sharing between people with learning disabilities from minority ethnic communities and service providers. The tools were developed during the ASC-LD study and are based on the results of interviews with 32 adults with learning disabilities from minority ethnic communities and a Partnership Event held in November 2013. Amongst other themes, five topics emerged as important which were each developed into an illustrative video and an exploratory activity.

The five topics relate to:

  • Culture
  • Good support
  • Independence
  • Relational networks
  • Activities


  • 1.30-1.45 Registration and refreshments
  • 1.45-2.40 Overview of the proect, results from the interviews, and development of the tools
  • 2.40-3.00 Refreshments and viewing of activities
  • 3.00-3.45 Overview of the Tools for Talking

Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your place or for more information, please email: Gemma Unwin,  

To find out more about the project please visit our project website: