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Independent living adviser/expert needed!


My name is Riona McCumskay, I’m a third year TV and radio student at the university of Salford. For my final project at university I’m making a documentary about what opportunities are out there in regards to independent living, after children with disabilities leave school. Here is my idea synopsis:

Ella is a 16 year old girl with a severe disability (KAT6A Syndrome) . She is coming up to school leavers age and this documentary will explore what options are available for her, and other disabled children across Britain, after they leave the eduction system. This documentary will look into assisted living accommodation, living at home with their parents and also what measures Ella’s special needs school goes to, to prepare students for living in the real world with their disability. 

I’m hoping that someone could help me out and point me in the direction of an expert who knows about independent living for people with disabilities, preferably in the north west, who would be willing to speak to me for the documentary.

Any other information or help you could give would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

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