Our History of Social Care exhibition opens this Saturday, 30 October in Aberdeen. Entitled ‘Changing Times, Changing Attitudes', the exhibition focuses on the history of social care over the last 100 years and in particular the last 30 years and will remain for public viewing within Union Square, Aberdeen until 14 November.
Launched earlier in the year at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh 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.
Edel Harris, Cornerstone's chief executive, says, "Cornerstone's ‘Changing Times, Changing Attitudes' 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."
Edel continues "Cornerstone's 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 the many organisations and people who have made the exhibition possible and I hope the public take the time to visit while in Aberdeen."
The exhibition will travel to Dundee later in the year.