Shaun Webster MBE

Project Worker in the Information Team
@ St Mary’s Hospital, Leeds

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  • Bio

My name is Shaun Webster, MBE.

I’m a CHANGE project worker of 21 years. Being a 50-year-old man, with learning disabilities, short-term memory, and dyslexia, I challenge the stereotypes, stigmas and inequalities people face. Nothing holds me back. I have my own home, a family and have written a book.

I experienced “coming out”. At 38 I told friends and family; I was bisexual. It only took me 20 years to know. Now I am learning more and more. There was no accessible information around sexuality and little support. People wanted to ‘fix’ my confusion with medication.

I believe in the social model of disability. If we change how we think about society, we can empower people with learning disabilities to be confident and powerful. We have a right to family life, to relationships and to have sex. It doesn’t have to be a taboo; we have human rights too.

 

  • My Previous Events

  • Learning Disabilities: Fulfilling Potential and Supporting Better Lives

    • 13-03-2018
    • 08:30 - 16:00
    • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • Learning Disabilities and/or Autism: Choice, Inclusion, Control and Independence

    • 21-04-2022
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Supporting Autistic People and/or People with a Learning Disability

    • 13-06-2023
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre