Barbara Keeley MP


Barbara hosts visit from pupils from Inscape House School in Walkden

Barbara met seven pupils from three Together Trust services – Inscape House Cheadle School, Inscape House Salford School and Inscape Centre – who travelled to Parliament to host their own question time and listen to MPs’ views on autism services.

The students met Barbara, other MPs and Members of the All Party Parlaimentary Group on Autism to talk about how young people with autism could be supported better.

Gail Norrie, Deputy Head at Inscape Cheadle and co-ordinator of the Westminster trip said:

“The trip was arranged to give pupils a first-hand experience of Westminster and to bring their citizenship classes to life by empowering them to share their personal opinions on the Autism Bill. There are many misconceptions about autism and we wanted to inform MPs personally about the particular issues our young people at Inscape face.”

Matthew Jennings, aged 16 from Inscape Cheadle said:

“We produced a film of our questions and played it to the MPs who met us at Westminster. We discussed areas of life that we felt needed to be more inclusive for people with autism, such as social and leisure opportunities, employment opportunities, and autism awareness for emergency service workers.”

Barbara said:

“The film made by the pupils included excellent questions about services and suggestions about issues for young people with autism. I will be taking their questions to the Minister and will be looking to get some responses for them”.

BK Inscape

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