Everybody Matters Film

Everybody Matters is a powerful new film and an urgent call for the support and services that are needed to enable individuals and their families to lead good lives. You can watch the trailer below and order your DVD here.


On Thursday 5th of November 2015, at 7:30pm, the CBF will be screening our film ‘Everybody Matters’ in Manchester Conference Centre!

‘Everybody Matters’ is a 35 minute film, starring Colleen and Shaun, both of whom have learning disabilities and have been described as having behaviour that challenges. The film shows that, with the right support, they are able to enjoy full and active lives.

Absolutely everybody is welcome to attend, whether you are a family carer, a professional, a student, or anyone else who might be interested. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

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Find out more about Everybody Matters on our blog and in our newsletter.


Messages of Support for Everybody Matters

Everybody Matters

"We lack a clear, interesting and visual account of what good practice in supporting people with challenging behaviour actually is and "Everybody Matters" gives us an opportunity to provide one for everyone to use. United Response is proud to financially support its development" Bob Tindall, United Response

"The film Everybody Matters has been produced by people who, more often than not, feel they don’t matter- that is individuals with challenging needs and their families.  It is a powerful testimony and MacIntyre is pleased to support both the film and the work of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation." Bill Mumford, MacIntyre

"We must not return to a ‘one size fits all’ approach to social care. Everyone has the right to choice and control over their lives and with the right balance of intelligence and courage, we can make a real difference to people’s quality of life." Steve Scown, Chief Executive, Dimensions

“We are privileged and proud to be working with the inspiring people at CBF to see this important film made. Please connect people you know with this cause. Donate. Forward. We need a crowd to fund the film. Be part of a bright future for people with complex learning disabilities and their families.” Andy Bradley, Founder of Frameworks 4 Change

“The film is committed, evocative and moving”

“Keep the light shining in the dark corners” Family Carer

“Fantastic idea” Professional

“Extremely good project. Good Luck” Family Carer

“From my perspective – a must!” Learning Disability Consultant

“Excellent way to express the real issues, this will support getting a message across” Professional

“Let's show that everyone, with the right support, can live a valued life in the community.” David Towell

“Something needs to be done about the lack of meaningful activity which many people with the most complex needs endure day in day out. The boredom leads to anxiety which in turn leads to challenging behaviour.” Joan Hunt

“My brother has severe learning disabilites and was in residential care. I'm appalled to think that there are people who abuse these vulnerable individuals. It is important to show how people can be supported to have fulfilled lives.” Hannah Cooper

"A really powerful film. After watching the Panorama documentary I'm happy to support this project which will help to stop the abuse of people with learning disabilities." Adam Grant


Thank you to all of our supporters who made the film possible.

We raised over £25000 to make the film and anyone who donated £25 or more will receive a copy of the DVD when it is released. We sought donations from both individuals and organisations and were delighted that United Response, MacIntyre, Dimensions and Milestones Trust all supported the project. everybody matters-supporters' logos


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