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Learning Disabilities

Review of adult learning disability services in Aberdeen after multi-million pound overspend – The Press and Journal

Health and social care…

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HEE to pilot ‘enhanced’ learning disability nurse apprenticeship – Nursing Times

The creation of an “enhanced apprenticeship” is one of the solutions being considered by Health Education England…

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Plans for flats for people with autism and learning disabilities approved — despite residents’ concerns – Isle of Wight County Press

PLANS to build self-contained flats for people with disabilities and learning difficulties has been approved by the…

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Trainees with learning disabilities in tears after burglars once again break into Romford cafe – Romford Recorder

Jackson’s Cafe, High Street, Romford, fell victim once again to burglars who kicked in a window to…

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DanceSyndrome in Lancashire nominated in the National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards – Lancashire Evening Post

The dance leader team of Lancashire-based DanceSyndrome has been announced as a finalist in The People’s Award…

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Gloucestershire Police have inducted 15 adults with learning difficulties – Gloucestershire Live

Fifteen adults with learning difficulties have been inducted into the police force as part of a first…

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Reaction to Panorama programme into abuse at learning disability hospital – Communitycare.co.uk

Last night’s BBC Panorama programme showing undercover footage of staff abusing patients at learning disability hospital Whorlton…

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Money advice for adults with learning disabilities – Wessex FM

Adults with learning difficulties can get help to avoid scams, thanks to a Dorchester charity. ‘People First Dorset’s…

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Meeting the students on the ‘Focus on Life Course’ at Farnborough College of Technology

    Ability Today was proud to be invited to a lunch prepared by the fabulous students studying on the ‘Focus on Life Course’ at…

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‘In a bad week for the learning disability sector let’s not ignore all the good work’ – Nursing Times

I had intended to write a purely positive piece this week on about innovative work being done…

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The Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2019 – meet the talented winners who are inspiring others – Daily Record

It was a night to remember, filled with tears and laughter. The audience rose to their feet to…

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Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report – BBC News

Too many children in England are being admitted to mental health hospitals unnecessarily, according to a report. Research…

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Stylists with learning disabilities making customers in smile – BBC News

Washing and blow-drying hair, making cups of tea, chatting to customers and cleaning up are all in…

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Edinburgh Leisure Danceability a step in the right direction – Sara Kemp – The Scotsman

Scotland’s Learning Disability Week this year, happening right now, takes the theme of ‘community’ – whoever we…

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Survey finds people least comfortable when around those who have learning disabilities – Charity Today News

Londoners are the least comfortable people in England, Wales and Scotland when it comes to sharing a…

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Malvern Theatres hosts ‘wonderful’ theatre experience for young people with learning difficulties – Worcester News

Malvern Theatres hosted a multi-sensory theatre production for young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The piece,…

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Style Acre rewards people with learning disabilities for hard work – Oxford Mail

PEOPLE with learning disabilities were rewarded for their commitment to a south Oxfordshire charity at a special…

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How 200 Southend learning-disabled students achieved their musical dream’ – Echo

A MUSIC teacher now wants to get his learning-disabled students to Broadway after a dream-come-true performance at…

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How can we ensure all nurses understand learning disabilities and autism? Last chance to have your say – Nursing Times

The consultation is considering issues around training and how to better support people with a learning disability…

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Why more and more retailers are taking on staff with learning disabilities – HR News

More and more retailers are taking on staff with learning disabilities and say they are reaping the…

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