Posted: Mon 23rd Sep 2019

Audio pods sharing experiences of friendship and relationships from people with learning disabilities placed around town for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Sep 23rd, 2019

Audio pods sharing stories about the friendships and relationships experienced by people with learning disabilities have been placed around Wrexham town centre.

The scheme by ‘Our Social Networks’ – a Heritage Lottery funded project run by Mencap Cymru – aims to educate members of the public and challenge their perceptions about the lives of people with a learning disability.

A total of 11 audio pods of stories have been shared across town, including at Wrexham Museum, Waterstones, Wrexham Glyndwr University, Ty Pawb and Contact Wrexham.

They’re designed to be placed in unusual public spaces where people can listen to the audio clips whilst they wait or shop.

A spokesperson for Our Social Networks, told “We’re collecting the oral history of the friendships and relationships experienced by people with a learning disability across Wales.

“We want to educate the public about the lives of people with a learning disability to help challenge their perceptions.

“We also want social care providers and commissioners to better understand what support people with a learning disability need in relation to this subject.

“Visitors can also download an app by scanning a QR code on the pods to listen to more content at their own leisure.”

A map of where the audio pods can be found, is detailed below:

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