George Tong

“To have the kind of boundless energy to take those kind of disappointments and setbacks and still keep fighting…seeing more more disabled people inspired to take that challenge on, must be the key thing really in trying to turn the tide.”

George Tong volunteered at Bedelsford special educational needs school as a teenager, which led to him accepting a job at the Centre for the Handicapped in New Malden. Following a name change to the Crescent Resource Centre, George progressed to work as the centre’s manager until its closure in July 2011. George is passionate about ensuring the disabled community have a voice, and continues to work in the sector today.

  1. 1: First job at the Centre for the Handicapped George Tong 03:08
  1. 2: Independent living scheme for Crescent service users George Tong 03:32
  1. 3: Disabled people's voices being heard George Tong 02:18

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  1. Full interview George Tong 01:10:28

Surname Tong
Given name George
Date of birth 1965
Place of birth Surbiton, Surrey
Date of interview 13 June 2017
Length of interview 01:10:31
Number of tracks 1
Name of interviewers Ijeoma Aniyeloye, Jen Kavanagh

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