Young people and adults with learning and physical disabilities have been given the opportunity to host their very own live radio show in Essex.
ECL The Care & Wellbeing Company, teamed up with Chelmsford Community Radio (CCR) at the Mersea Island Festival to give festival goers the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes of radio as well as the chance to be live on air.
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Above: ECL and CCR gave festival goers the chance to host their own radio show
CCR ran radio workshops throughout the festival from their broadcasting truck which has been host to many stars including, Kylie Minogue as well as teen heart-throbs 5ive and Mcfly.
Debbie Edgell, ECL’s North Regional Manager, said: “We were thrilled to support this year’s festival and be involved in the great work that takes place across the week. The festival allows people from all over the UK to come and take part in new and exciting activities and liberates them from any barriers.”
The Mersea Island festival celebrated its 35th year this year and gives adults with learning and physical disabilities the chance to be part of a week-long series of activities which focus on ability rather than disability. From a wheelchair enabled climbing wall to being rescued by Newfoundland’s, the festival guarantees to offer something for all the 260 attendees.
ECL, formerly known as Essex Cares, supports customers aged 18+ with learning disabilities, sensory and physical impairments and older people who are living with dementia.
To find out more about the Mersea Island Festival see www.merseafestival.org.uk