Sheila Cannings

“I’ve been fortunate to meet a lot of inspiring people that have had to deal with a lot more so, you know. And that’s what I say, you do learn from others…that strength and bite the bullet as they used to say, or just be obstinate at times when you need to be!”

Sheila Cannings became disabled due to medical malpractice in her third pregnancy. She had to re-learn who she was and how to manage the challenges of daily life with an impairment, along with looking after a new baby and young family. Sheila became involved with the Crescent Resource Centre in New Malden, for adults with physical impairments. She became chair of the Members Committee for some years before the Centre closed.
Photograph: ©Hydar Dewachi

  1. 1: Cause of condition Sheila Cannings 03:12
  1. 2: Meeting community at Crescent Resource Centre Sheila Cannings 03:16
  1. 3: Closing of Crescent and campaigning Sheila Cannings 03:36

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Surname Cannings
Given names Sheila Ann
Date of birth 1957
Place of birth Leatherhead
Date of interview 16 May 2017
Length of interview 00:56:48
Number of tracks 1
Name of interviewers Uloma Paris, Zoe Perry, Jen Kavanagh

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