Under Lock and Key. 31 days later, what’s changed?

Under Lock and Key. 31 days later, what’s changed?

A month ago, Dispatches aired Under Lock and Key. 31 days later, what’s changed?

For anyone familiar with the disability sector, asking ‘what’s changed?’ after 31 days might seem ridiculous. Pointless. Futile. Families fight relentlessly to ensure, or attempt to secure, high-quality, compassionate care for their loved ones. Grieving parents wait years for the outcome of sterile, defensive reports into the death of their children. Scandals such as Winterbourne View or that of St. Andrew’s in Northampton, as featured in Under Lock and Key, take years to come to public attention.

Dayo Koleosho: From the Paralympics to Damned.

Dayo Koleosho: From the Paralympics to Damned.

Four years ago, Dayo Koleosho sat on the Declaration of Human Rights at the Paralympic Opening Ceremony, now he is back on Channel 4 for Jo Brand's Damned.

One of our most experienced performers, Dayo was the only learning disabled circus performer in the Paralympic Opening Ceremony in London 2012, with his skills and knowledge of theatre, he tells us about his past work with Access All Areas and his plans for the future.

Jules Robertson in BBC's Holby City "Dustin Hoffman was great as the Rain Man, but I can bring a special edge"

Jules Robertson in BBC's Holby City "Dustin Hoffman was great as the Rain Man, but I can bring a special edge"

Jules Robertson is a 24 year old actor with autism. He has recently graduated from Access All Areas’ and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s, Performance making Diploma for Adults with learning disabilities.  Continue reading to find out more about his meaningful journey. 

"You'll get a knock out!" Harvey on his experiences with Access All Areas, Jim Broadbent and being strict with Elsie

"You'll get a knock out!" Harvey on his experiences with Access All Areas, Jim Broadbent and being strict with Elsie

Harvey has experienced a lot over the years with Access All Areas; he has been with us since Rainbow Drama Group in 1976. He has been a regular in our shows and weekly sessions with Black Cab Theatre Company. In 2016, he will be on the big screen with Jim Broadbent in ‘The Sense of an Ending’ after acting with him in 1982’s film 'Walter'.

At 80 years old, Harvey is just as theatrical and charming as ever, we interviewed him about his experiences and this is what he said.