Learning Disabilities

Cafe 21 wants to help more people with learning disabilities into work this World Down Syndrome Day – Leeds Live

A café in Headingley which gives training and employment to young adults with Down Syndrome is offering…

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MP opens Eckington recruitment hub for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities – Derbyshire Times

A recruitment centre dedicated to supporting people with learning difficulties and disabilities has opened its doors in…

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Dating agency brings ‘hope’ to adults with learning disabilities – BBC News

A student says a new dating agency for people with learning disabilities gives people like her “hope”…

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New group vows to give people with disabilities a voice – Worcester News

A DUDLEY self advocacy group is celebrating a new lease of life to help give people living…

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MP Caroline Dinenage spearheads learning disability consultation – Daily Echo

GOSPORT MP Caroline Dinenage is spearheading a consultation to ensure all staff within the health care system…

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Helping people with a learning disability to find love – BBC News

A couple who both have Down’s syndrome have spoken about how their relationship has thrived thanks to…

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Super League: ‘Ground-breaking’ learning disability rugby league launched – BBC Sport

Super League has launched a pioneering learning disability rugby league category, becoming the first professional sports brand…

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Plans unveiled to tackle low life expectancy for those with learning disabilities – Dorset Echo

PROPOSALS have been announced to ensure health and social care staff are legally required to undertake special…

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Women With Learning Disabilities Are Missing Life-Saving Cancer Screenings – HuffPost UK

Last year, at the age of 53, Louise had her first smear test. Louise, who has a…

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People with learning disabilities and complex needs in Milton Keynes could be moved out of residential care in council bid to save £380,000 – Milton Keynes Citizen

Up to 18 people with learning disabilities could be moved out of costly residential care in a…

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Two Cambridgeshire pals set up dating agency for adults with autism and learning disabilities in the region – Ely Standard

Christine O’Neil and Vicky Baddeley say they want to launch their agency, called Safe Soulmate, “in response…

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Royal Albert Hall debut for 200 learning-disabled musicians – Echo

ABOUT 200 learning-disabled musicians will realise an 18-year dream and perform at the Royal Albert Hall. The performance…

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£9.7k grant helps Weymouth people with learning difficulties find work – Wessex FM

A £9.7k Lottery grant to East Boro Housing Trust will go towards a scheme to help adults…

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More paid work needed for people with learning disabilities – Sky News

A cafe set up to teach life and work skills to youngsters with Down’s syndrome is calling…

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Renfrewshire learning disability services to close as funding dries up – The Gazette

LEARNING disability services will cease to operate in April and a councillor claims this will have a…

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‘The Government don’t care’ – Gateshead woman who can’t work out change from £1 told to find job – Chronicle Live

When Sheila Nesbitt was asked what change you would get from £1 if you spent 75p, she…

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Charity is looking for ‘gig buddies’ to help people with learning disabilities – Edinburgh Live

Do you want to share your love of music with people who don’t have the opportunity to…

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People with learning disabilities will have help going clubbing in this new Hull project – Hull Daily Mail

Hull’s booming nightlife is set to be transformed for young people with a learning disabilities. Through Gig Buddies,…

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Open Day at new learning disability centre in Beeston – South Leeds Life

Through the Maze opens a new information and advice centre for people in Leeds with learning disabilities. Through…

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‘Special teddy bears’ to help children with learning disabilities in hospital – Nursing Times

A specialist nurse and her colleague have introduced “special teddy bears” to help children and young patients…

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Council plans shake-up of services for adults with learning disabilities or autism – to save £3.7 million – Stoke-on-Trent Live

Services for adults with complex needs could be moved to a new company – to help a…

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Southampton art group for adults with learning difficulties launches today – Daily Echo

WHEN a Southampton mother realised that her grown up autistic daughter was becoming isolated, she decided to…

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Takeley support worker celebrates 25 years helping adults with learning disabilities live their best life – Hertfordshire Mercury

A 76-year-old support worker is celebrating a milestone anniversary for her work supporting adults with learning disabilities. Barbara…

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Hundreds rally to call to save Highland learning disabilities project – North Star News

HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition in a bid to save a vital service for children…

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People with learning difficulties in Bucks not living in suitable homes – Mix 96

More than 30% of adults with learning disabilities in Buckinghamshire are not living in “stable or appropriate”…

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Student with learning difficulties helps stricken bus passenger – Hereford Times

A HEREFORD student with learning difficulties came to the rescue of a man who was suffering an…

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Art project for people with learning difficulties is coming to Runcorn – Runcorn and Widnes World

YOUNG adults with learning disabilities in Halton can make use of a new art skills project in…

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‘Just because you have a learning disability doesn’t mean you can’t be a successful parent’ – Western Telegraph

PARENTS with learning disabilities or autism in Pembrokeshire will be given a voice, thanks to funding of…

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New flats to help Isle of Wight people with learning difficulties live independently – Isle of Wight County Press

PEOPLE with learning disabilities are being moved out of residential care homes and into new flats. The accommodation,…

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How VR Is Being Used to Help Children With Learning Disabilities, Autism – Variety

The United States Department of Education is betting on virtual reality to help students with high-functioning autism…

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Call for mandatory hospital training on learning disabilities – BBC News

Campaigners have called for mandatory training to ensure people with learning disabilities are treated properly in hospital. The…

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Official opening of new day service for adults with learning disabilities – North Norfolk News

Your Choice North Walsham has moved from Folgate Road, where it opened six years ago, to a…

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Learning disabilities ‘transformation’ call – BBC News

Too many adults and children with learning disabilities and complex needs are being forced to live hundreds…

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Out of the Shadows: The untold story of people with learning disabilities in prison – British Journal of Photography

It is estimated that 7% of the prison population in the UK has a learning disability, compared…

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Councils warn that costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities could increase by almost £2bn by 2025 – Open Access Government

The costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities is projected to increase by almost £2bn by…

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Costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities could increase by £2bn by 2025 – Care Appointments

The costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities is projected to increase by almost £2bn by…

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Review ordered into ‘barbaric’ treatment of patients with autism and learning disabilities – Sky News

Health secretary Matt Hancock has ordered a review of the long-term treatment of people with learning disabilities…

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Children with learning disabilities ‘failed by society’ – BBC News

Children with learning disabilities are being let down by society, according to a report by a leading…

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Festival for people with learning disabilities on the Isle of Wight is returning for 2019 – Isle of Wight County Press

THE SUCCESSFUL One Life Festival is coming back for 2019 — increased to two days. The festival is…

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Elspeth Paget: Guardianships and PoAs are needed for those with learning disabilities too – The Scotsman

Guardianships and Powers of Attorney are often primarily associated with the elderly, but this is far from…

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Continued fall in health visitors, school and learning disabilities nurses – Nursing Times

Numbers of health visitors, school nurses and learning disability nurses in England have continued to fall over…

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£100m funding boost to transform care for people with learning disabilities – Wales247

A North Wales project to develop seamless health and social care services for people with learning disabilities…

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Major cash boost for learning disabilities services in Wales – North Wales Chronicle

A PROJECT to develop s health and social care services for people with learning disabilities in Wales…

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102 young Northamptonshire people face future living in care homes – Northampton Chronicle and Echo

People with a learning disability and elderly parents may have to live in Northamptonshire care homes as…

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Rob Greig: ‘We are going backwards on learning disability – there needs to be a fresh narrative’ – Community Care

Rob Greig says there were many reasons why he decided to retire from his role as chief…

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Help fund sports and wellbeing festival for adults with learning disabilities and autism – Warrington Guardian

A WINWICK-BASED charity is calling on the public to help fund a sports and wellbeing festival to…

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Learning disabilities charity to open cafe in Hove Library – Brighton & Hove Independent

A Brighton-based charity is to open its second cafe in Hove Library. Team Domenica aims to help…

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Making the invisible visible: Helping students with learning disabilities succeed – SooToday

Staff and students at Sault College were on campus in order to plant 1,100 blue flags outside…

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Southern Trust underspends on adults with learning disabilities – BBC News

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has underspent on services for adults with learning disabilities by…

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Unit’s award for work with people with complex learning disabilities – Swindon Advertiser

STAFF at a Devizes unit which helps people with complex learning disabilities reach their full potential have…

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Fulfilling Lives event for people with physical and learning disabilities – The Northern Echo

PEOPLE with physical and learning disabilities can find out more about getting into employment at a free…

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Worthing’s Superstars Arts making a real difference to adults with learning disabilities – The Argus

“I KNOW we have changed lives, that’s good reason to get out of bed every morning.” Jo Sullivan…

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Banbury supported living service for adults with learning disabilities praised – Banbury Guardian

A supported living service which looks after nine adults with learning disabilities in Banbury was praised by…

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Restraint on adults with learning disabilities soars by nearly 50% in a year, figures show – The Independent

Physical restraint on adults with learning disabilities and autism has surged by 47 per cent in the…

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Learning disabilities care ‘far from home’ – BBC News

New figures obtained by BBC Scotland show that people with learning disabilities and autism are still being…

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Physical restraint used on 50% more NHS patients with learning disabilities – The Guardian

Growing numbers of patients with learning disabilities are being physically restrained in mental health units, despite ministers…

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Wearside study could be key to longer lives for patients with learning disabilities – Sunderland Echo

The future health of people with learning disabilities could be improved if more was made of technology…

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MP invited to walk in the shoes of people with learning disabilities – Charity Today News

PEOPLE with learning disabilities have been sharing their concerns with their local MP as part of a…

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Wearside study could be key to longer lives for patients with learning disabilities – Sunderland Echo

The future health of people with learning disabilities could be improved if more was made of technology…

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MP invited to walk in the shoes of people with learning disabilities – Politics Home

Yesterday, seven adults supported by learning disabilities charity Hft met with Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West,…

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Blackburn learning disabilities care home rated good by CQC – Lancashire Telegraph

A CARE home for people with learning disabilities has been rated as good. When Care Quality Commission (CQC)…

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Parents with learning disabilities: giving evidence in care proceedings – Community Care UK

You’ve been working with a family where the parents have learning disabilities and there are concerns about…

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Consultation announced to improve learning disabilities staff training – GOV.UK

The Department of Health and Social Care will seek views on its plans to expand awareness training…

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Government sets out new measures to improve training in learning disability care – Nursing Times

Nurses and other healthcare staff are set to be given new training on how to better support…

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13 Ways To Be More Inclusive Of Talent With Learning Disabilities – Forbes

Despite many companies’ initiatives to build a more inclusive team, people in marginalized groups are still being…

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Vision of support for adults with learning disabilities set out for Herts – Welwyn Hatfield Times

Hertfordshire County Council and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups have revealed their detailed ambitions to help those with…

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Community run farm launches scheme to help adults with learning disabilities – Chelmsford Weekly News

A COMMUNITY-RUN farm has launched a scheme to help adults with learning disabilities after being handed a…

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Gloucestershire residents with learning disabilities and autism invited to comment on services – Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

GLOUCESTERSHIRE residents with learning disabilities and autism are being asked to take part in a survey to…

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Sometimes people with learning disabilities need a hug – but support staff aren’t meant to give them – The Conversation UK

For some people with a learning disability, navigating elements of daily life can be a struggle –…

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‘Our club is the biggest social network for people with learning disabilities’ – The Guardian

Bubble Club runs inclusive events that combine fun nights out with teaching hands-on skills in the entertainment…

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New service combines at-home care with support for people with learning disabilities and their families – Bournemouth Echo

A NEW service has been launched to support people with learning disabilities and their families alongside at-home…

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Cwmbran mum wants more recognition for learning disabilities children on GCSE results day – South Wales Argus

A PROUD mum has taken to the internet to remind people how important it is to recognise…

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Ely community cafe is given a boost with fruit and vegetables grown by students with learning disabilities – Ely Standard

Adults with learning disabilities have recently been earning time credits by supporting the new My Way allotment…

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East Yorkshire brewery spotlights learning disabilities – BBC News

People with learning disabilities are trying to raise awareness of their condition by brewing beer. Spotlight Brewing has…

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Council spend on learning disabilities hits £28m – Swindon Advertiser

SPENDING on adults with learning disabilities hit £28 million, a council care boss said. Swindon Borough Council paid…

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New centre to support even more adults with learning disabilities – Stoke-on-Trent Live

A care company is opening a new centre so it can help more adults with learning disabilities…

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Workers with learning disabilities are delighted as Emsworth café reopens – The News

PEOPLE with learning disabilities were at risk of losing their chance to experience real-life work when a…

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NHS apologises for ‘avoidable’ death of woman with learning disabilities – ITV News

The family of a women with learning difficulties, who died following a treatable illness, has received an…

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City charity Spire Preston has new Glovers Bar location for its Club 98 weekly social for people with learning disabilities – Lancashire Evening Post

A small Preston charity with a big heart welcomed a surprise guest to the official opening of…

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Charity Styleability and Primark helping kids with learning disabilities have fun with fashion – London News Online

Pupils from a school learned how to have fun with fashion last week at a workshop set…

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People with learning disabilities enjoy “unforgettable” experience at sea – Charity Today News

A learning disability service in Herts & Essex has organised the holiday of a lifetime for a…

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Spotlight shines on Rushcliffe drama group for adults with learning disabilities – West Bridgford Wire

A drama group set up for adults with learning disabilities to give them greater self-confidence and improve…

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New flats for people with learning disabilities open in Glasgow – Evening Times

NEW supported accommodation for adults with learning disabilities has been officially opened in Glasgow. The Esmond Street Advanced…

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New care centre for people with learning disabilities opens in Yorkhill – Glasgow Live

One of Glasgow’s newest care facilities held its first Open Day for families, supporters, and the local…

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Council agrees to recognise special card to help people with autism and learning disabilities indicate they need help – Derry Now

Derry City and Strabane District Council has agreed to recognise a card that is carried by people…

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Improving mental health care for people with learning disabilities – Nursing Times

Student NT editor Rebecca Hammond asks how we can provide mental health support to people with learning…

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Library for kids with learning disabilities opens in Morden – Wimbledon Guardian

A library that caters specifically to those with learning disabilities has now opened in Morden. The first of…

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Encouraging physical activity in people with learning disabilities – Nursing Times

This article discusses the barriers preventing people with learning disabilities from being more physically active, and how…

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Project helps support young people with learning disabilities into employment – Bath Echo

Nine young people with learning disabilities have graduated from a Bath and North East Somerset Council scheme…

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College internship scheme helps man with learning disabilities secure full-time job – Grimsby Live

A 19-year old with learning disabilities has secured a full-time job at the Forest Pines hotel after…

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Improvements needed at care home for people with learning disabilities – On The Wight

An Isle of Wight care home, where people were not always treated with kindness and compassion, has…

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Norton Priory launches new project for young adults with learning disabilities who love art – Runcorn and Widnes World

A NEW arts project is being launched for adults with learning disabilities. Norton Priory Museum is starting Blue…

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Newcastle cafe offering new opportunities for people with learning disabilities – BBC News

The Opportunity Cafe was set up to give people with learning disabilities the chance of paid work…

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Young people with learning disabilities ‘isolated’ and ‘hidden’ – BBC News

Young people with learning disabilities have been “marginalised and often hidden from view”, according to the Children’s…

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Norfolk and Suffolk learning disabilities nurse is the best in England – East Anglian Daily Times

Sue Bridges from the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) picked up the award at a…

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Thousands with learning disabilities have ‘human rights routinely ignored’ – Aberdeen Evening Express

Thousands of people with learning disabilities are “trapped” in institutional care and are having their “human rights…

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The Reader: Continuity of care is vital for people with learning disabilities – Evening Standard

WITH a recent study revealing that seeing the same GP over time lowers death rates, the importance…

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How to stop culture excluding people with learning disabilities – The Independent

People with learning disabilities can often find themselves feeling excluded when it comes to making decisions about…

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‘Know how better to care for people with learning disabilities’ – Nursing Times

In hospital, people with a learning disability often receive poor care; some die prematurely as a result….

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Anglian specialist named ‘best learning disability nurse in England’ – Nursing Times

A specialist nurse who works in Norfolk and Suffolk has been named as the best learning disability…

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Popular Carlisle café gives job opportunities to skilled people with learning disabilities – News and Star

There is no shortage of cafés and coffee shops in Carlisle city centre. Costa has four branches…

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Ways to help people with learning disabilities so they feel included in society – iNews

People with learning disabilities can often find themselves feeling excluded when it comes to making decisions about…

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Trusts told to plan for learning disability workforce shortages in new care standards – Nursing Times

Trusts must have plans to tackle a shortage of staff specialising in supporting people with learning difficulties,…

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Here’s where you can seek support if you have learning disabilities – Metro

People with learning disabilities often struggle to do things many of us take for granted. Analysing information/instructions,…

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Raising awareness of learning disabilities is vital, say employment trust – ITV News

A series of educational events have taken place across the Channel Islands to mark Learning Disability Awareness…

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Training cafe supporting people with learning disabilities scoops top award – Times and Star

A TRAINING cafe supporting people with learning disabilities has been given a top award. Workers at Whitehaven’s Cafe…

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How to make people with learning disabilities feel more included in society – The Conversation UK

People with learning disabilities can often find themselves feeling excluded when it comes to making decisions about…

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National recognition for ‘inspirational’ learning disabilities nurse – Ipswich Star

Sue Bridges, from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), has been shortlisted in the Learning Disability…

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BBC Four comedy drama to focus on learning disabilities – British Comedy Guide

BBC Four is to broadcast There She Goes, a five-part series about a family coping with a…

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People with learning disabilities urged to ask about their medication – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

STOMP, which stands for stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism, or both, with…

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New garden opens for adults with learning disabilities and autism – Fakenham & Wells Times

The popular garden at the Maltings, FitzRoy’s day and community service, was closed after falling into disrepair. It…

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Why we want Theresa May to walk in the shoes of people with learning disabilities – The Guardian

Just because someone has a learning disability doesn’t mean they don’t have a right to be listened…

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Petroc partnership is helping people with learning disabilities into employment – North Devon Gazette

A partnership between Northam Care Trust and Petroc is creating career opportunities for people with learning disabilities. Petroc…

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The Rivertime Accessible Regatta – Speech from Esme O’Connell

At the 2nd Rivertime Accessible Regatta at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre for children and young people…

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Learning disability group pays visit to Number 10 for awareness campaign – Politics Home

Two people with learning disabilities have helped to deliver a custom-made pair of shoes to the Prime…

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New homes for Portsmouth adults with learning disabilities unveiled – The News

NEW properties for adults with learning disabilities have been unveiled. A two-year redevelopment of a site on Moorings…

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New Music Festival For Adults With Learning Disabilities Gets Underway Today – Isle of Wight Radio

A brand-new music festival, set-up specifically for adults with learning disabilities, kicks off today at Tapnell Farm…

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Adults with learning disabilities take to the wheel with Isle of Wight driving instructors – Isle of Wight County Press

“JUST because they will never properly get to drive, doesn’t mean they don’t love their cars.” Driving instructor…

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People with learning disabilities face gross inequality in life and death – The Guardian

Imagine being told your child is statistically likely to die at 58 years old, 26 years before…

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South Tyneside shines spotlight on learning disabilities – Shields Gazette

The skills and talents of people living with a learning disability are set to be celebrated with…

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People with learning disabilities recognised for achievements – The Irish News

MORE than 100 people with learning disabilities or autism are today to have their achievements recognised. The annual…

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Barnardo’s to shut Belfast café that trains young people with learning disabilities – Belfast Live

A Belfast café that trains young people with learning disabilities is closing because of funding and recruitment…

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SeeAbility charity slams NHS saying 151 children in Tower Hamlets with learning disabilities not getting eye tests – East London Advertiser

Children with learning disabilities are missing out on eye tests and the NHS is dragging its heels…

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How inclusive is Croydon? An interview with Club Soda- an organisation run by people with learning disabilities- Aditi Rammohan Croydon High School – Richmond and Twickenham Times

Oliver Tipper is the manager of Club Soda, who I interviewed recently to find out more about…

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NHS England renews drive to stop overmedication for autism and learning disabilities – The Pharmaceutical Journal

NHS England has once again asked healthcare professionals to sign a pledge to help stomp out overmedication…

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How People With Learning Disabilities Handle Their Differences In The Workplace – Forbes

Most of us enter the workplace with somewhat of a healthy sense of our strengths and weaknesses—and…

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Engage: How listening to people with learning disabilities can improve services – Care Appointments

Sharon Jeffreys from the Mental Health Intensive Support Team, NHS Improvement discusses the National Institute for Health…

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Discovery Somerset: Fears over adult learning disabilities firm – BBC News

Families of adults with learning disabilities in Somerset say they fear for the future a year after…

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Hunt for North-East and Yorkshire dancers with learning disabilities for new scheme – The Northern Echo

A DANCE organisation is looking for people with a learning disability, autism or both who want to…

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I think local residents are misleading us in order to block plans for a supported living home – what can I do? – The Guardian

Recently, I came home to find posters plastered over my block of flats, warning of a new…

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People growing older with learning disabilities should get regular health checks, says NICE – NICE

NICE says people growing older with learning disabilities need to have annual health checks to help them…

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Up-cycling furniture shop staffed by volunteers with learning disabilities is open – The News

A BRAND-NEW charity shop at which young adults with learning disabilities can up-cycle and sell furniture at…

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Trust’s delight at renovated home to support people with learning disabilities – Bournemouth Echo

A CHARITY supporting people with learning disability has celebrate the opening of a refurbished accommodation block. Stable Family…

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Travel training gives young people with learning disabilities a ticket to ride – The Guardian

A new scheme that helps vulnerable young people use public transport alone could save councils millions of…

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Demands for Derry project for adults with learning disabilities to re-open after shock closure – Derry Now

THERE have been calls for a Derry – based horticultural project for adults with learning disabilities to…

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Adults with learning disabilities host digital art exhibition – Newry Times

Service users of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Day Opportunities service have hosted a digital…

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Scheme by Portsmouth council aim to improve daily lives of adults with learning disabilities – The News

A NUMBER of schemes are aiming to improve the everyday lives of people with learning disabilities. Portsmouth…

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Care for people with learning disabilities should be close to home wherever possible, says NICE – NICE

NICE is urging councils and health bodies to make sure that people with learning disabilities can access…

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Online store launched for young adults with learning disabilities – Farnham Herald

A NEW non-profit organisation in Farnham has launched an online store earlier this month. Enterprise19 is the sister…

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China Begins to Stamp Out Stigma Linked to Learning Disabilities – OZY

It was eight months into the school year in 2013, and frustration was turning into an overwhelming…

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Mum’s goal to set up residential community for those with learning disabilities – Scottish Daily Record

A Comrie mother is pushing ahead with her vision to set up an innovative therapeutic residential community…

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MPs urged to ‘walk in the shoes’ of people with learning disabilities – Charity Today News

A charity is calling on the public to use social media to urge the Prime Minister to…

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Care centre for people with learning disabilities opens in Chester’s Abbey Square – The Chester Chronicle

A state-of-the-art respite care centre to help people with learning disabilities has opened in Chester. The Arc, or…

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New day centre to open in Northampton for 15 people with learning disabilities – Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Building work is underway to transform a derelict block of stables in Northampton into a day care…

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Welsh Theatre Charity Success With Pioneering Learning Disabilities Project In Lesotho – Broadway World

Award-winning theatre company, Hijinx, took a group of learning disabled actors and staff to tour the landlocked…

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Woman who spent more than five years in hospital leads the way in making change for those with learning disabilities – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Hayley Burwood, 41, is chairman of Opening Doors – a user-led charity based in Norwich which advocates…

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MADHOUSE re:exit at Shoreditch Town Hall examines how policy fails people with learning disabilities – Hackney Gazette

Award-winning theatre company Access All Areas brings a new immersive experience to Shoreditch Town Hall, highlighting how…

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Man accused of sexually assaulting man with learning disabilities – Lincolnshire Live

A man with learning disabilities was sexually assaulted by an older man after visiting his caravan, a…

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Why Tackling Disability Hate Crime Is Down To All Of Us – Yahoo News UK

People with learning disabilities and autism aren’t respected or seen as equal. We’re the targets of hate…

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‘Clearer information would help me leave hospital sooner’ – Conference will shed light on learning disabilities in secure services – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Opening Doors, which is based in the city, will hold the Moving Forward conference on Wednesday -…

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Bath venue launches its first club night for adults with learning disabilities – Bath Chronicle

Komedia is set to offer the city’s first club night exclusively for adults with learning disabilities and…

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Stop Denying People With Learning Disabilities Their Right To Good Eye Sight – HuffPost UK

When I was younger I was told I would live in a care home. Now I am…

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Komedia to host club night exclusively for adults with learning disabilities – Bath Echo

The new Uproar! events, hosted in collaboration with Bath Mencap, are set to offer a relaxed, safe…

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Chance for adults with learning disabilities in Cromer to quiz Norfolk MP – Enjoy Cromer More

The North Norfolk MP will be with members of Opening Doors, the Norfolk-based self-advocacy organisation for people…

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‘Recognise Us’: portraits celebrate people with learning disabilities – in pictures – The Guardian

An art installation highlights the active roles of people with learning disabilities in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Recognise Us…

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What are the opportunities for actors and theatremakers with learning disabilities? – The Stage

Learning-disabled theatremakers have long struggled for recognition in the industry. John Byrne learns how neurodivergent performers are…

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Windsor Street block for people with learning disabilities given green light – Islington Gazette

The Windsor Street application will see 12 garages demolished and replaced by an 11-bedroom block for people…

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Social care for younger adults may soon cost more than for the elderly – The Economist

THE residents of a supported-living home in south London are an active bunch. All six have severe…

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Judge to rule on artificial feeding of man with severe learning disabilities – BT.com

A judge in a specialist court has been asked to decide whether a bed-bound man with severe…

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“Getting a job” fair launched to help people with learning disabilities find work, in Darlington – The Northern Echo

ADULT Social Care in Darlington has launched an event aiming to get residents with learning disabilities into…

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Evening of music in Biddenham to boost charity helping people with learning disabilities – Bedford Today

An evening of light-hearted music and songs is being held in Biddenham in aid of a charity…

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Support service for adults with learning disabilities rated ‘outstanding’ by watchdog – Nottingham Post

A city support network which helps adults with autism and learning difficulties at their homes has been…

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Hundreds of people with learning disabilities could be missing out on essential health checks – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

In 2011, a national estimate found there were 21,786 adults living with learning disabilities (LD) in Norfolk…

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The NHS is failing people with learning disabilities – doctors didn’t explain my heart attack – iNews

When I was born my Mum was told by doctors that she should not expect her son…

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Training could save lives of 1,200 learning disabled people – study – The Guardian

A lack of training for health professionals could be contributing to 1,200 avoidable deaths of people with…

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Mother who started disco for people with learning disabilities given award – Evesham Journal

A MOTHER who started fundraising to start a disco for people with learning disabilities and then went…

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Less than £4,000 a year to educate a kid with learning disabilities – Third Force News

Less than £4,000 a year is spent in Scotland on each child with additional support needs such…

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Students bag a first as Strathclyde University launches pioneering business course for people with learning disabilities – Herald Scotland

EIGHT young Scots with learning disabilities are enrolling at Strathclyde Business School, in what is claimed to…

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Yate shoppers vote for cash to go to help children with learning disabilities and autism – South Cotswolds Gazette

YATE shoppers have voted for a supermarket grant to go towards a holiday scheme for children with…

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Plan to invest £350,000 in council-owned community farm for people with learning disabilities – Nottingham Post

A council-owned farm where people with disabilities can gain valuable life experience could be expanded. Brooke Farm, in…

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Those with learning disabilities, autism and ex offenders among those to be helped into work by Jobcentre Plus training initiative – Ely Standard

Julie Nix, Jobcentre Plus district manager, said offering pre-training courses for those learning disabilities could help plug…

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Communication Passports: giving a voice to those with learning disabilities – Nursing Times

Compared to the general population, individuals with learning disabilities face a significant amount of inequality when it…

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Darlington adults with learning disabilities gain support from community group – The Northern Echo

DARLINGTON group Speak Up has become a happy place for adults with learning disabilities seeking support. Members have…

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Flats for people with learning disabilities to be built on the Barbican – Plymouth Herald

A derelict plot of Barbican land is set to become home to adults with learning disabilities after…

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Gourock centre for adults with learning disabilities axed – Greenock Telegraph

A CENTRE for adults with learning disabilities in Gourock will shut with eight job losses as health…

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East Herts District Council drops case against man with learning disabilities facing prosecution over dropping cigarette butt in Bishop’s Stortford – Hertfordshire Mercury

A young man with learning disabilities who was facing an £80 fine after he dropped a cigarette…

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Enhanced centre for people with learning disabilities has launched in Ayr – Scottish Daily Record

An enhanced service for people with learning disabilities has been launched. The South Ayrshire Health and Social Care…

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Parents with Learning Disabilities and a Local Authority’s Responsibilities – Family Law Week

The recent case of A Local Authority v G (Parent with Learning Disability) EWFC B94 has…

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Charity supporting adults with learning disabilities have wishes granted – Leamington Observer

WISHES have been granted for a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities in Warwickshire. Heart of England Mencap has been awarded £5,000 from the…

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Great improvement in health checks for Thurrock residents with learning disabilities – Your Thurrock

Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group in Essex worked with their 32 GP practices to get an up to date list of everyone recorded as…

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‘Fit4U 2’ programme for local adults with learning disabilities – Newry Times

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust ‘Fit4U 2’ programme aims to empower adults with learning disabilities to improve their health and wellbeing…

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Home care service which supports people with learning disabilities rated ‘outstanding’ by health watchdog – Nottingham Post

A home health care service has received the highest possible rating from officers in its latest inspection. Reach Housing and Enablement Service Limited, on…

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Music and dance festival for people with learning disabilities is coming to East Yorkshire – Hull Daily Mail

A festival of music, dance and drama for people with learning difficulties and disabilities is coming to Bridlington on Saturday. Diverse Fest is an…

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Could you help support people with learning disabilities? – Wessex FM

A Dorset social care provider says its struggling to recruit to help meet the needs of the people it supports. Positive Behaviour Support Four,…

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Beacon House, a care home for people with learning disabilities, gets ‘Outstanding’ rating from healthcare watchdog – Echo

Staff at a care home for people with severe learning disabilities are celebrating after they were rated outstanding by a healthcare watchdog. Beacon House,…

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Toby Young defends disability comments saying ‘I have an older brother with learning disabilities’ – homecare.co.uk News

Toby Young, the free schools campaigner, has defended himself in the furore over his controversial appointment to the board of the universities watchdog,…

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Sunderland charity worker took more than £5,000 from disabled clients – Sunderland Echo

A Sunderland charity worker took thousands of pounds from vulnerable people he was employed to help. Jesse Kemp, who worked at North East…

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What is it like to read with dyslexia? Website shows reality of condition – The Independent

You can never truly understand the struggles of others until you have walked a mile in their shoes – as the saying goes. One…

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Council’s ‘confusion and inconsistency’ left severely learning-disabled man in unsuitable housing – Community Care

A local authority was at fault after leaving a man with severe learning disabilities living in short-term respite accommodation for almost two years,…

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Eight iPads transform lives of students with learning disabilities – 9to5Mac

A classical pianist who teaches music at a school in Queens, New York, says that iPads have allowed students with learning disabilities to…

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New homes for people with learning disabilities being built in Farnworth – The Bolton News

WORK has begun on new homes for people with learning disabilities who wish to live independently. The specialised supported housing development, to be known…

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Elves spread Christmas joy to people with learning disabilities in Warwickshire – Stratford Observer

SANTA’S elves have been out and about spreading festive cheer to people with learning disabilities in Warwickshire. A team of volunteers from National Grid…

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People with learning disabilities urged to get free flu vaccine this winter – Dorset Echo

Health chiefs are urging people with learning disabilities to ensure they are vaccinated against flu this winter. Anyone with a learning disability is entitled…

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Disabled benefits shake-up: “How will woman who can’t walk, cook or read and write cope?” – volunteer – Worcester News

VULNERABLE people with learning disabilities and mental health problems are suffering in silence because of a controversial benefits shake-up says a concerned volunteer. David…

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Teachers urged to tackle discrimination against pupils with learning disabilities – Herald Scotland

SCOTTISH teachers are give pupils lessons about learning disabilities to help tackle bullying. Researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, in collaboration with…

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Open your eyes to disability this Christmas with L’Arche – The Irish News

THE Belfast branch of L’Arche is appealing for people to don a pair of spectacles and look at learning disabilities from a new…

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People with learning disabilities want to find love too – Independent Online

This Valentine’s Day will once again see a celebration of love. Unfortunately for many people with learning disabilities, this is just a dream….

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Warwick District residents with learning disabilities publish their stories in new book – Warwick Courier

Warwick Residents Publish Book On Their Learning disabilities The stories of local people with learning disabilities have been brought to life in a brand…

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Trust research shows animals have health benefits for adults with learning disabilities – Armagh I

Research Shows Animals have Health Benefits for Adults with Learning Disabilities The southern health and social care trust have held an official launch of…

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One in 10 teenage girls referred to mental health and learning disability services in past year, finds NHS report – The Independent

Rise in Teenage Girls Referred to Specialists More than one in 10 teenage girls in England have been referred to mental health or learning…

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Dishwasher sparks fire at education centre for adults with learning disabilities in Accrington – Lancashire Telegraph

Education Centre for Learning Disability Adults Catches Fire An education centre for adults with learning difficulties in Accrington broke out in a fire. The firefighters tackled…

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Man with learning disabilities fined by Council

Man with learning disabilities fined by Council The mother of a man with learning disabilities has spoken about a fine by East Herts District…

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The Emily Jordan Foundation launches new project for people with learning disabilities – Kidderminster Shuttle

A FOUNDATION set up in memory of a Trimpley woman has recently launched a new project for people with learning disabilities to experience…

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Chief social worker welcomes initiative supporting people with learning disabilities – Care Appointments

Northern Ireland’s chief social worker, Sean Holland, has welcomed a new workshop and resource kit to equip people with a learning disability with…

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Bridge Project in Sudbury seeks unique housing solution for people with learning disabilities – Suffolk Free Press

The not-for-profit Sudbury charity The Bridge Project has launched an appeal to find a unique housing solution for two of its team. Jo…

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Touching moment young man with learning disabilities gets behind the wheel for the first time – Daily Mail

A company in Essex is helping adults with learning disabilities achieve the dreams that most people may take for granted. Live a Little is…

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Learning disability misconceptions ‘blocking employment’ – BBC News

People with learning disabilities are being blocked from work in Wales due to misconceptions, a charity has warned. Charity Mencap Cymru estimated 70,000 people…

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COMMENT: Mayhem looms as learning disabilities sector stares into £400m blackhole – Express and Star

Did you know that there are over 129,000 adults and children with a learning disability, across the West Midlands? Many are living independent lives…

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The unique Sheffield cafe giving young people with learning disabilities practical experience – iNews

When most of us dine out, we are there to simply enjoy the food. One Sheffield cafe is delivering more than just full…

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LGBT people with learning disabilities may soon have new venue to meet at – Great Yarmouth Mercury

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) adult learning disability team in Great Yarmouth and Waveney have launched LGBT+ SafePLACE to provide a…

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People with learning disabilities launch campaign to break down barriers in Glasgow communities – Evening Times

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to break down barriers between people with learning difficulties and their communities. Enable Scotland’s ‘#BetheChange’ campaign, supported by funding…

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Smart speaker technology trial to aid supported living – BBC News

A £15,000 trial is under way to see how smart speaker technology could help people with learning disabilities live more independently. The Innovate Trust…

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Photo skills of those with learning disabilities the focus of exhibition – Leamington Observer

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC skills of people with learning disabilities were the focus of an exhibition in Leamington. Through The Lens, at All Saints Parish Church,…

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Burglars target shop that helps people with learning disabilities for THIRD TIME in 18 months – Daily Post North Wales

Cold-hearted thieves broke into a shop that helps people with mental health and learning disabilities for the third time in 18 months. Volunteers at…

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People urged to have say on future of Norfolk services for those with learning disabilities – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

With Norfolk County Council needing to save £100m over the next four years, council bosses are looking to spend £31m less on adult…

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Artist with learning disabilities to display his work at exhibition in Scunthorpe – Scunthorpe Telegraph

A local artist with severe learning disabilities will display his work at an exhibition in the town centre. Adam Garlick is being supported by…

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Cumbrian Arts Organisation Provide Platform For Learning Disability Peoples Art & Talent – News & Star

PRISM Arts makes a difference. That’s probably why so many people donated to a Crowdfunding campaign to enable Prism’s theatre company to take…

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SnapType helps kids with learning disabilities with homework – TechCrunch

Sometimes the simplest ideas make the biggest difference. Take SnapType, for example. Created by a husband and wife team – Ben and Amberlynn…

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Tear-jerking moment convoy of cranes give man with learning disabilities who greeted them every morning and evening for 20 years a fitting farewell – The Sun

A man with learning difficulties who was fascinated by cranes had a fitting send-off – with his coffin followed at his funeral by…

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Festival of films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities – Chichester Observer

Oska Bright Film Festival, the leading international festival of films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities, runs at The Old Market,…

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Theresa Shearer: At last government is listening to what kids with learning disabilities need – The Scotsman

Last year ENABLE Scotland started a national ­conversation about ­children and young people navigating their way through the education system in Scotland. Our award-winning…

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HCS Sixth Formers host classics workshop for adults with learning disabilities – Hereford Times

A GROUP of Hereford Cathedral School Sixth Formers hosted a Classics workshop for adults with learning disabilities recently. Herefordshire charity ECHO’s storytelling group visited…

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LGBT people with learning disabilities may soon have new venue to meet at – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) adult learning disability team in Great Yarmouth and Waveney has launched LGBT+ SafePLACE to provide a…

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People with learning disabilities ‘less likely to have care errors picked up’ – Nursing Times

An investigation into the deaths of people with learning disabilities has revealed they were “less likely” to have mistakes in their care “picked…

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Burton independent living home creates stunning display of poppies out of recycled plastic bottles – Burton Mail

A poppy display with a difference has added a splash of colour for residents at a Burton home for people with learning disabilities. Residents…

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The remarkable organisation changing lives of people with learning disabilities – Plymouth Herald

A Plymouth learning disability support service has been rated ‘outstanding’ for their determination to make a positive difference to people’s lives. Beyond Limits was…

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SoLO celebrate another year of dedication and support for those with learning disabilities – Solihull Observer

A NIGHT at the Oscars was the theme for this year’s Solihull Life Opportunities (SoLO) awards at the Holiday Inn. Staff, members and volunteers…

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Lessons from learning disabilities – Science Advances

“Have you thought of going to business school instead of becoming a scientist?” I had just failed my first attempt at my comprehensive…

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Leeds cafe crowned region’s best – Yorkshire Evening Post

A cafe in Leeds which trains adults with learning disabilities is celebrating after cooking up enough votes to win the regional round of…

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Employers praised for supporting people with learning disabilities – Bognor Regis Observer

Aldingbourne Trust’s first employer ball proved to be shaken not stirred. The Casino Royale event was organised by WorkAid Supported Employment, one of…

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Man with learning disabilities died after he swallowed spoon in hospital – Belfast Telegraph

A Belfast man with learning disabilities died after swallowing a spoon at Muckamore Abbey Hospital in Co Antrim, a coroner’s court has heard. Martin…

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Ellingham Employment Services, Leytonstone, fundraising for new facilities – East London and West Essex Guardian

A charity helping adults with learning disabilities is asking people to sponsor a brick at their state-of-the-art community centre. Ellingham Employment Services is crowdfunding…

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Bid for workers to be granted living wage is backed by top learning disabilities charity – Clydebank Post

PLANS to give care sector workers the Scottish living wage for all hours worked have been welcomed by the national charity for Scots…

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Support for people with learning disabilities and their carers at free event at Durham’s New College – The Northern Echo

PEOPLE with learning disabilities and their carers can find out about support services at a free event next week. The Fulfilling Lives market stall…

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Kind-hearted woman set up dating agency to help people with learning disabilities find love – Mirror.co.uk

Sitting on the edge of the sofa, I watched the young couple on TV. As they ate ice cream and made nervous small…

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Fathers with learning disabilities ‘left out of support’, study finds – University of Bristol

Fathers with learning disabilities are often let down by statutory services, which neglect to support them around parenting or focus only on mothers,…

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New project uncovers hidden histories of people with learning disabilities – ITV News

A new project is being launched that captures the stories of friendships and relationships of people with learning disabilities. The project, led by Mencap…

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Mayor Provenzano raises flag for Learning Disabilities Month – SooToday

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sault Ste. Marie’s flag was raised this afternoon at the Civic Centre. Mayor Christian Provenzano was on hand to…

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New continence guide to help children with learning disabilities and physical conditions – Nursing Times

A charity is set to launch a guide to help parents and cares deal with the “huge challenge” of continence issues among children…

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Wantage MP Ed Vaizey visits Style Acre tea room run by adults with learning disabilities – Oxford Mail

WANTAGE MP Ed Vaizey popped into a cafe run by adults with learning disabilities to promote its good work. As part of a drive…

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Proper diagnosis, medication changed everything for woman with learning disability – Windsor Star

Trying to fit into the academic mainstream really got difficult by the time Kate Davis hit Grade 4. “I was kind of struggling overall…

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Stevenage pupil with learning disabilities wows people with his creative talent for decorative wreaths – Comet 24

Dominic Dance is a pupil at The Valley School in Stevenage, which is a secondary school specifically for children with special educational needs. Last…

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Ipswich Hospital launches new action group to improve care for patients with learning disabilities – Ipswich Star

Ipswich Hospital has started a new forum for patients with learning disabilities in a bid to embed a “person-centred” approach to care. The Learning…

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Funding to transform the lives of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions in Shropshire – Shropshire Star

For the next six months, a number of people with these conditions will be given one primary point of contact to provide advice,…

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Project helping Bradford people with learning disabilities find jobs wins award – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A GROUNDBREAKING project helping people with learning disabilities find jobs through work experience has won an award for its work in Bradford. Bradford Teaching…

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My son Connor Sparrowhawk died needlessly. Anger spurred me into action – The Guardian

Getting accountability or justice for Connor’s death in Slade House assessment and treatment unit was to be a gargantuan task as Southern Health…

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Couple’s plea: Help us find site to build new £6m centre for people with learning disabilities – Oxford Mail

A COUPLE is appealing for help to find the perfect place to build a brand new £6million centre for people with learning disabilities. Rachael…

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South Oxfordshire by any means: adults with learning disabilities set off on 100km challenge today – Oxford Mail

THEY will travel by bike, by foot, by boat, and, if needs be, by air: this is South Oxfordshire by any means possible. Setting…

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Special Measures for council-run care home for people with a learning disabilities – On The Wight

Following three unannounced inspections in August 2017, Overbrook Care Home in Wootton has been rated as Inadequate by the watchdog. The Care Quality Commission…

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People with learning disabilities invited to a Hollywood ball – Lancashire Evening Post

A friendship and dating agency for people with a learning disability in Lancashire is hosting a Hollywood Ball next month. The Meet ‘N’…

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ERDA chairman Michael McEwan supporting Stay Up Late Scotland initiative – Barrhead News

A BARRHEAD man is helping to launch a project which aims to make it easier for those with learning disabilities to attend late-night…

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Helping Students with Learning Disabilities to Learn Math – Lehigh University Engineering News

A teaching strategy being developed and researched by an assistant professor of Special Education is showing promise in helping students with learning disabilities…

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Sensory room opened after three years – Cambrian News

A NEW sensory room has been opened for people with learning disabilities in Aberystwyth after a three-year project. Bryn Siriol is a respite service…

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New £3.1m Burntwood housing development to help adults with learning disabilities live in their own home – Lichfield Live

Plans have been drawn up for a new £3.1million housing development to help adults with learning disabilities live in their own home in…

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Cafe manager defrauded Cromer learning disabilities charity About with Friends of over £3000 – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Vanessa Barber, 47, had worked for Cromer-based About with Friends for five years and was the cafe lead. Part of her responsibility was…

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Wimbledon charity The Squad supporting children with learning disabilities needs your help – Wimbledon Guardian

A Wimbledon charity which helps children with learning disabilities is desperately appeal for help to stay open. The Squad is a Thursday night term-time…

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Gifted students with learning disabilities attend STEM workshop at Imperial – Imperial College London

A programme funded by NHLI aims to nurture neurodivergent students by recognising how to apply their strengths to science and engineering. A series of…

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Sheffield dating agency for adults with learning disabilities mark milestone anniversary – The Star

Six members of the Sheffield branch of Luv2meetU, a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities, have helped to mark a…

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SeeAbility and Mid-Optic partner for World Sight Day – AOP

SeeAbility and Mid-Optic have announced a new partnership ahead of World Sight Day (12 October). The partnership will see the charity and the ophthalmic…

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Gardening project run to support people with learning disabilities by ECHO in Leominster devastated by fire at Earl Mortimer College – Hereford Times

A GARDENING project run to support people with learning disabilities and those with mental health needs has been devastated by a fire in…

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‘Inadequate’ Shropshire care home residents ‘assaulted’ – BBC News

A care home for people with learning disabilities faces losing its licence after being rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors in…

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New initiative launched to provide ‘life-changing’ experience for adults with learning disabilities – Salisbury Journal

A NEW social enterprise project providing “life-changing” activities for adults with learning disabilities has been launched. Able Hands Together (AHT) is a not-for-profit organisation…

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New choir in Aylesbury for those with learning disabilities – Mix 96

A new choir has been started in Aylesbury for those with learning disabilities. Participants can either sing or play percussion in the fortnightly sessions…

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Hull company helps create jobs for young people with learning disabilities – Hull Daily Mail

A Hull facilities company is creating jobs and training opportunities for young people with learning disabilities after joining forces with a specialist charity. Sewell…

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There’s a brilliant Grease sing-a-long event for people with learning disabilities happening in Belfast – Belfast Live

It’s time to grab your favourite leather jacket or pink top and get yourself along to a special sing-a-long Grease event in Belfast…

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DIGNITY IN CARE: Man’s journey into social care inspired by younger brother – Oxford Mail

A MAN inspired by his younger brother to embark on a career in social care is now continuing the caring legacy his parents…

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