Learning Disabilities

Autistic man ‘on verge of eviction’ after six-month Universal Credit wrangle – Birmingham Live

A young autistic man with learning disabilities has not had any income for more than SIX MONTHS…

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Exclusive: New learning disability nursing courses planned – Nursing Times

A series of new learning disability nursing programmes are being launched across England in a bid to…

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Borough sees increase in the number of children with learning disabilities – Runcorn and Widnes World

MORE than 1,000 children have learning disabilities in Halton and families are now being asked to help…

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Virtual reality helps demystify voting for disabled people – BBC News

Going to cast your vote on polling day should be simple. But for Dave Morton, who has a…

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Charity creating apprenticeship opportunities for young people with learning disabilities – Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

Little Gate Farm has launched its Supported Apprenticeship Scheme, following a grant from the National Lottery. Creating…

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‘Let’s get learning disability nursing back on the radar’ – Nursing Times

This month’s issue of Nursing Times focuses on learning disabilities, both from the perspective of general nurses…

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Forced marriage of adults with learning disabilities – Community Care

Forced marriage is defined by the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) as “where one or both people do…

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Southampton day care provider and Testwood Lakes Sailability help people with learning disabilities on and off the water – Royal Yachting Association

‘Teals Day’ sessions are kicking off again, with the first session today 01 April, at Testwood Lakes…

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Dating agency for people with learning disabilities comes to Greater Manchester – Messenger Newspapers

A DATING and friendship agency for people with learning disabilities has just received thousands of pounds in…

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Fears people with learning disabilities will ‘lose out’ amid plans to transfer short breaks services – Bucks Free Press

A Buckinghamshire charity fears people with learning disabilities will “lose out” under new county council plans to…

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Fragile X: The syndrome that causes learning problems – BBC News

Helen Buckley didn’t know until her first child was born that she was a carrier of Fragile…

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Construction has begun on new homes for people with learning disabilities – Dorset Echo

Work on the development of five new homes for people with learning disabilities has started in Dorchester. The…

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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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