DVD set to inspire

A GREAT Yarmouth College student is featured in a DVD launched yesterday to provide inspiration to people with learning difficulties and disabilities in Norfolk.

A GREAT Yarmouth College student is featured in a DVD launched yesterday to provide inspiration to people with learning difficulties and disabilities in Norfolk.

The 23-year-old appears in the short films of children and adults with disabilities and learning difficulties and how they have overcome challenges and gained greater independence by making use of the support available in the county.

Stars of the film include eight-year-old Neve who is autistic and about to transfer from a mainstream school, Toftwood Infants, to a special needs school, Sheringham Woodfields.

Part funded by the Learning Disabilities Development Fund and created through a partnership between Norfolk County Council's adult social services and children's services departments, the DVD recognises the work going on in the county to continually improve the prospects for people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Harold Bodmer, director of adult social services, said: “The films on the DVD offer insights into people with learning difficulties and disabilities who are living very successful lives.

“The message here is that by offering support tailored to the needs and wants of the individual, we can make a huge difference to people's lives.”