No Barriers Here

No Barriers Here is a unique and innovative approach to advance care planning for people with learning disabilities and is a collaboration between The Mary Stevens Hospice, Dudley Voices for Choice, and Art Psychotherapist, Jed Jerwood. 

No Barriers Here was co-produced by people with learning disabilities and explored the use of art-making to create and support conversations about death and dying, discovering what matters most to people at the end of life.

Gently guided through four distinctive workshops, participants shared their narratives using arts-based methods such as collage, textiles and weaving to shape creative, distinctive and truly personalised advance care plans. 

We hope that this film can be used to challenge any misconceptions around talking about death and dying with people with learning disabilities, and that it can support the idea that using arts approaches in palliative care can shape rich conversations within our communities and challenge inequalities under-served populations.