“People with learning disabilities crave the same freedom and independence which all people do and these issues affect people nationwide. Being able to travel is very important to such independence.

“Without transport our lives become far more localised and people can end up just staying at home and being isolated. Amazing work has been done for people with learning disabilities in the last 20 years, but now is the time to finish it off properly by ensuring that all people of all abilities and needs can travel safely everywhere.” – Joe Jones, 53, London

Joe is supported by Brandon Trust, a UK charity supporting approximately 1,400 children and adults with learning disabilities and autism.

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Brandon Trust is staging a free photographic exhibition at Oxo Tower Wharf’s gallery@oxo on South Bank in July in which the inspirational stories of 20 people with learning disabilities will be featured.

Inspirational Stories of People with Learning Disabilities Told Through Photography

Joe, from Balham, is one of the 20 people featured in the exhibition

‘20’ documents two decades of positive and freeing change in social care and disability awareness through the eyes of individuals the charity has supported across its service areas since its creation.

The 20 visual exhibits detail real, personal, success stories of independence, finding employment, education and happiness; life-changing moments with no barriers to freedom and no restrictions on choice.

Visit the exhibition

The free exhibition is at gallery@oxo – Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH.  It is on from 8-19 July, and is open daily (11am-6pm) to the public.

For more information on Twenty or the work Brandon Trust do please visit their website.


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Nisha Kotecha is the Founder of Good News Shared. Having worked and volunteered for charities in the UK for over 10 years, Nisha is on a mission to highlight how amazing charities are.

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