Following Patient 36 Resources

On this Resource page DIY has brought together our Following Patient 36 Digital Story and supporting Resource Pack (all FREE).
We are hoping that schools, colleges and other organisations will use them to explore issues relating to UK Disability History Month (18th November – 18th December) and the International Day of People with Disabilities (3rd December).

Following Patient 36

Following Patient 36 is DIY’s performance piece exploring Learning Disability History and the resilience of people with learning disabilities in Salford and Greater Manchester. It has been created by adults with learning disabilities based on interviews, research and personal experiences. Click here to go to the Following Patient 36 Show Page.

Following Patient 36 – the digital story

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Following Patient 36 – Resource Pack

Picture of the Cover of DIY's new Following Patient 36 Resource Pack

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What people say about the Following Patient 36 Resources:

the focus of the performance, a history of the marginalisation of people with learning disabilities, can be very easily, and in fact seamlessly, linked to the study of the concepts of labelling, prejudice and discrimination. There are also several points in the performance that relate to the law, and to how the law has changed – a possibility to consider and compare The Mental Deficiency Act (1913) and The Equality Act (2010)”

Richard Demby, Teacher –  Manchester Hospital School


The visuals and audio were really engaging for the pupils. They particularly liked the creative activities. The reflective questions eg how did the film make you feel etc. were really thought provoking for pupils. Asked two weeks later about the lesson and pupils could easily recall information from it’

Jess Harrop, Second in RE, Loreto High School


UK Disability History Month

United Kingdom Disability History Month (UKDHM) takes place from 18th November until Friday 18thDecember every year.

UKDHM is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled peoples’ struggle for equality and human rights. This year’s theme is Access: How far have we come? How far have we to go?

Follow the link to find out more about UK Disability History Month

International Day of People with Disabilities

International Day of People with Disabilities is held on 3rd December each year. It is a United Nations observed day celebrated internationally. It focuses on issues that affect disabled people worldwide.  This year’s theme is “Not all Disabilities are Visible”.

Follow the link to find out more about UK Disability History Month