Ann Macfarlane

“Well I was terrified because I’d never done anything like that before, and thinking of employing people, oh it was mind boggling. But we were determined then, I really got excited about the whole idea.”

Ann Macfarlane is one of Kingston’s pioneers when it comes to independent living and disability rights. Working with Jane Campbell back in the late 1980s, they proposed an independent living scheme to Kingston Council, and so started the successful journey towards direct payments in the Borough. Ann is the patron for Kingston Centre for Independent Living and remains a strong advocate in the community.
Photograph: ©Hydar Dewachi

  1. Extract 1: Moving from home Ann Macfarlane 02:34
  1. Extract 2: History of independent living Ann Macfarlane 03:55
  1. Extract 3: Working with Jane Campbell Ann Macfarlane 02:43

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  1. Full interview Ann Macfarlane 01:40:11

Surname Macfarlane
Given name(s) Ann
Date of birth 1939
Place of birth Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk
Date of interview 27 April 2017
Length of interview 01:40:25
Number of tracks 1
Name of interviewer(s) Ijeoma Aniyeloye, Jen Kavanagh

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