Following the sad and untimely death of Professor Jim Mansell, a large number of friends, relatives and colleagues as well as individuals who did not know him personally but were influenced by his work, made donations in his memory, according to his wishes, to United Response and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, two charities he supported.
United Response and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation have jointly agreed that the funds raised will be used to take forward a project that Jim participated in – the film “Everybody Matters”. Jim was filmed last year for the project, and the final film will raise awareness and demonstrate that individuals with learning disabilities whose behaviour is described as challenging can be successfully supported to have good lives within their local community.
A training resource pack will also be developed. Information about the film, including a 10 minute trailer, is available on the Challenging Behaviour Foundation website.
Jim’s contribution to improving the lives of some of the most marginalised, vulnerable and excluded individuals has been immense. The donations made in his memory will be put to good use to continue this work.
Bob Tindall, managing director.