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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.


Exciting Opportunity to Join the Openstorytellers Team

January 2015
Openstorytellers are currently recruiting for a new Chief Executive Officer. We have a vision for the future, exciting development goals and are looking for a new Director to lead our wonderfully talented and motivated team, making our vision a reality.

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New Year, New Friends, New FMU!

January 2015
Images of Friends Meet Up Live!
Friends Meet Up is back and we've moved to Shepton Mallet! January's FMU will be a big re-launch - new year, new venue, new friends! Put Saturday the 31st of January in your diary! We'll have some of our most popular artists from last year; we'll have the wonderful Tina who had us all strutting our stuff to Grease and the lovely Caroline who got us all singing! Of course, no FMU would be complete without DJ Greg!

Book Your place early for January's launch event - It's free!

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Lend us a hand - Volunteering with Openstorytellers

December 2014
Can you spare a few hours a week to support adults with learning and communication difficulties? Our volunteers support our weekly groups, helping our members find their voice, develop their confidence and find their place in our community.

If you would like to join our team as a volunteer or would just like to know more, please contact James at

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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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