History of Social Care Exhibition Launches at Scottish Parliament

One of Scotland's leading charities, Cornerstone, has launched its History of Social Care exhibition this week at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. MSP Nicol Stephenl welcomed people to the event. The exhibition will remain at the Scottish Parliament until the 3rd June and will then travel to Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen later in the year.
 
The travelling exhibition, entitled ‘Changing Times, Changing Attitudes', focuses on the history of social care over the last 100 years and in particular the last 30 years. It features elements from the Heatherbank Museum of Social Work collection, archival images from Cornerstone's history and new art development by Cornerstone's artist in residence, Adam Proctor. These detail the memoirs of people they support, from living in long-stay hospitals to their new life as valued members of their community.
 
John Grant, Cornerstone's deputy chief executive, says, "The ‘History of Social Care' exhibition shows just how much the views and opinions have changed towards people with disabilities and other support needs over the last 30 years. It is amazing to see what was classed as acceptable terminology when referring to people with disabilities as little as 10 - 20 years ago."
 
At Cornerstone our aim is to enable the people we support to enjoy a valued life and we hope that the exhibition further highlights this to the general public. We are grateful to MSP Nicol Stephen for his support." 
 
The exhibition is just one of Cornerstone's anniversary events including a new fundraising initiative, the 30:30 Challenge, and local birthday parties throughout the country.  

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