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An interactive shoe shop, A Mile in My Shoes, invites you to (literally) step into someone else’s shoes and embark on a mile-long emotional and imaginative journey to see the world through their eyes.

The Empathy Museum has teamed with the Health Foundation to develop a collection of stories from people working within health and social care. The result is a giant shoebox, a display of shoes, and a series of unique audio stories.

Through sharing the experiences of different people, A Mile in My Shoes hopes to show the remarkable contribution and challenges faced by those working in, and using, our health and social care system.

From the 31 October to 03 November, we'll be taking the exhibition to the Upper Waiting Hall in the House of Commons, a busy thoroughfare for Members of Parliament and the public on their way to meetings in the Committee Room Corridor.

Find out more information about this project | Explore the audio stories online

Watch our video with MPs discuss the impact of A Mile in My Shoes at Parliament:

Watch some of the health and social care storytellers give their perspective on the project:

Watch visitors at Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester talk about A Mile in My Shoes:


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