United Response

Tell Project

United Response want to run a new innovative project that addresses one of its major goals of helping people with learning disabilities to tap in to their creative talents and share them with the world. The Tell project will be a unique project to channel the creativity of people with learning disabilities and to share those creative talents amongst the worldwide learning disability community.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (265249)




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



The proposal is to establish an online creative space where people with learning disabilities can express themselves in whatever form they wish, to tell their stories, share their life experiences and it would be a forum for all methods of expression, from paintings to photographs to videos to music. To create a big impact for this project we would like to create multimedia support information, as well as a touring exhibition that would debut at a prestigious location. We would expect a great deal of positive press coverage and a massively increased understanding of the realities of life for people living with learning disabilities as the result of this project. United Response has a track record of successfully working with and encouraging the people we support to utilize their creative talents in a number of different ways. One person we support, with complex physical and communication needs, has successfully published his first book “Uphill Struggle”. A small group of people supported by United Response called UR First created, wrote, acted in and filmed a DVD called “Can You Hear Us?” to inform others about how people with learning disabilities are discriminated against in every day life. And many of the people we support, particularly those with very limited communication, find the creative arts a good way to express themselves fully.