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Uncut Cords: Changing Families, Changing Carers

  • Quaker Meeting House Friargate, YO1 9RL United Kingdom (map)

Uncut Cords: Changing Families, Changing Carers

Friday 18th March | 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL


Uncut Cords is a candid and passionate new book written by seven York mothers

of teenage and adult children with learning disabilities. Each chapter is themed and

composed of short, self-contained stories. The book includes moments of

frustration and disappointment alongside the patience and joy that are part of the

carer’s life.

Supporting the authors as their keynote speaker is Dame Philippa Russell, former

Chair of the Government’s Standing Commission on Carers and a member of the

Cross Government Programme Board for the Carers Strategy. Her son suffers from a

learning disability and her grandson is on the autistic spectrum. Dame Philippa will

describe her aspirations for a more caring society.

£3 from York Theatre Royal: 01904 623568 or

Earlier Event: March 14
This Changed My Life