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Who Cares?

  • Free
  • Screening
  • Speech-to-text
  • Relaxed
Portrait of Michael Prempe who is wearing glasses and holding his hand to his mouth. The words "Who Cares? a film about caring" appear over his eyes
Michael Prempe. © Image by Felipe Pagini.

Attend a screening of a nine-minute film featuring support workers, learning disabled and autistic people discussing their relationships in a selection of moving portraits and extracts from conversations. Support is a vital part of independence for many learning disabled and autistic people, and cuts to this kind of care are detrimental to their wellbeing. The film asks what ‘care’ really means and who benefits from these relationships.

‘Who Cares?’ was created by Catherine Long and Felipe Pagini, with participants and support workers from Heart n Soul’s creative arts programme ‘Allsorts’.

The film will be followed by a conversation with those involved in the project to discuss these issues further. The film will be subtitled and the conversation afterwards will be speech-to-text transcribed. You will have a chance to ask your questions if you like.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium. To get there, take the stairs or the lift down to level −1. The auditorium is fitted with a hearing loop.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.


This event will be live-transcribed, with text displayed on a large screen.


This is a relaxed event, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your contributors

Catherine Long


Catherine Long is an artist who is curious about the spaces in between people; places of connection. She utilises her own embodied knowledge and life experience of marginalisation in creative ways, particularly with others whose voices are often dismissed or ignored, proposing that they be listened to, heard and valued.

Dora Whittuck

Dora Whittuck


Dr. Dora Whittuck is a senior clinical psychologist.  She works in a health and social care team for people with learning disabilities and autism, and is a core team member of the Heart n Soul at The Hub residency at the Wellcome Collection.

Heart n Soul at The Hub


Award-winning creative arts company and charity Heart n Soul are residents of The Hub from 2018 to 2020. Their research project is led by people with learning disabilities and autistic people, and is about exploring the value of difference and questioning what is ’normal’.

Headshot of Jess Mabel Jones in front of black background.

Jess Mabel Jones


Jess Mabel Jones is a theatre-maker, performer and puppeteer whose fun and accessible work strives to incite change. She is a support worker and a creative collaborator to neurodivergent artists at Access All Areas. Jess is a relaxed performance advocate and co-created the multi-award winning Backstage in Biscuit Land, with Touretteshero.