Introducing our conference speakers – meet Fiifi!

Stay Up Late’s (un)Ordinary conference in London on March 26th is a conference with a difference. While the majority of those in the audience will be professionals working in the social care sector, all of those giving speeches, leading workshops or making presentations will have a learning disability.

In the run-up to the conference we’ll be introducing a number of our speakers. Today we say hello to Fiifi Tetteh who will be speaking in our session on relationships.

“I am a very sociable person, I like going out, talking to people, going to Day Space, going to football, Monday Club, visiting my family, babysitting my nieces and nephews, going to church on Sundays and hanging out with my pastor and other church people. This is important to me because I want to develop friendship first, then a relationship with a girlfriend. Relationships are a choice. 2 years ago my mum died, but I had not visited her grave. In December my support workers supported me to go to my mum’s grave for the first time – we tidied up the grave, and I had a chance to speak to my mum. I then phoned my dad who I did not see much of at that point, and we met up and spoke about my mum. After this me and my dad have become very close and we meet up and talk much more often.”

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