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Supported by:

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Heritage Lottery Fund


Welcome to OpenStoryTellers

We are a community group open to everyone who has a story to share. We use both personal and traditional stories to develop social inclusion. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people with learning and communication difficulties, and those who live and work with them, through the use of narrative and story; building relationships, sharing experiences, developing a sense of identity and helping people find their place in society.

We are a limited company, registered charity and social enterprise. We are managed by a board of trustees and run with learning disabled staff and trustees.


Grow your Tenner for Openstorytellers!

October 2014

Image of Dickon on his bike We are currently taking part in Localgiving's Grow Your Tenner match fund campaign. This means that through our Localgiving page, any donation you make will be matched by up to £10!

A £ 10 donation helps to fund a place at our monthly creative social club for young adults. £25 helps fund a place at one of our unique multi-sensory book clubs and £50 helps fund a placement for an individual to join one of our groups and learn valuable life skills.

The campaign will not only match one-time donations pound-for-pound up to £10, but regular donations of £10 per month will be match funded for 6 months, providing us with over £120 in funding, including Gift Aid! Regular monthly donations enable us to cover our running costs and plan ahead, helping us to ensure our future sustainability.

Please help us to make the most out of Grow Your Tenner by setting up a £10 monthly Direct Debit donation through today.

Join the Openstorytellers Team

October 2014
Are you a calm creative thinker who can communicate clearly within a team? We're looking for a Group Assistants to support our weekly Frome groups, 9.30 - 3.30, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Download the Job Description or give Emma a call on 01373 471 171 to find out more.

Introducing MIDS

October 2014
Image of MIDS Logo
Mendip Independent Day Services (MIDS) is a recently formed group of organisations across Mendip that offer a range of opportunities for adults with learning difficulties.

The activities available can be an alternative to/or supplement attendance at college or traditional ‘centre based’ day services. MIDS enable people to develop a range of skills, promoting independence and supporting people to achieve their aspirations in supportive environments at a pace suited to their individual needs.

MIDS aims to make it easier for individuals, families and carers to find out what is on offer and how to access it. There is a website that has lots of information about the activities available in Mendip and they will also be holding regular information days to showcase what's on offer. Join our mailing list to keep up to date with Openstorytellers & MIDS events.

You can find out more about MIDS Here

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