The Get Changed Story
Get Changed based in Okehampton Devon was founded in 1995 with just 7 people…….over the years it has increased in both size (now over 20 participants and still growing) and the complexity of performance. 2011 was an exciting year with Get Changed performing at the Exeter Respect Festival and later in the year being commissioned to perform at the Devon Care Training Conference. 2012 has already seen a major performance – Star Wars - and from September will see the introduction of the National Open College Network accreditation for participants in Exploring Dance and Exploring Performance.
Get Changed works with adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems using role play and performing arts techniques to develop life skills and confidence, promote social inclusion and empower people to realise their full potential. Our work is led by our participants and is designed to inspire, entertain and educate public audiences.
Our mission is to raise the profile of the disability community and change public attitudes towards those with disabilities by creating and performing high quality arts projects.
Our vision is to increase awareness of the problems faced by people with learning disabilities and leave something striking and of lasting value within the community.