Patricia Charlesworth

Pat Charlesworth has worked throughout her life to support the rights of people with learning disabilities. She is a member of the National Network for Palliative Care of People with a Learning Disability, and helped write NICE guidance on growing older with a learning disability.

She’s an active member of Hackney People First and is on the partnership forum, helping shape best practice within the local authority.

Pat has worked with the Foundation for People with a Learning Disability (FPLD) for many years, chairing its Hate Crime project. She was on the team that developed work on mutual caring, mental health, faith and spirituality, and actively supports carers with a learning disability themselves. Pat joins us to share her experience after her parents died.


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Pat + Michelle: Unspoken Grief – Bereavement + Learning Disability