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John L

John L

Name: John Langley
Age: 25
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Bristol
Campaign: To improve the social lives of young disabled people through support groups

It’s my view that many disabled young people feel isolated when they leave school.


Eleven years ago, some friends of mine came back from college and told me they felt depressed and lonely because they’d lost their network of friends.

I believe that a healthy social life can lead to integration and friendships, so we searched for a group in South Gloucestershire that would fit our needs. We couldn’t find one, so a couple of us got together and started our own.

Our group now has 35 members, all of whom have physical disabilities or a sensory impairment and three volunteers who don’t.

With Fixers, I want people to see the success of what we’ve done and to follow our example by supporting new groups and investing in those that already exist.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

Natasha Hewlett Laura Whittle
Sacha Lapins Kayleigh Malone
Jade Heal Karlis Lapins
Paul Southard Leanne Derrick
Hannah Webb  
   

South Gloucestershire Council
The team at the council support our Fix. Jackie Ong, Team Manager for Special Educational Needs within the Child Health and Disability Team, agreed to be interviewed to appear in our broadcast film.

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