Learning Disabilities

What’s next for accommodation and support for people with learning disabilities? – Communitycare.co.uk

As a leading provider of services for people with learning disabilities and complex needs, Consensus were delighted to have contributed to, and sponsored,…

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How can we tackle low levels of employment for those with learning disabilities? – Personnel Today

Learning Disability Week in June put the spotlight on low levels of employment for those with learning disabilities. Mencap’s Mark Capper explains how…

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Trust gives opportunities for those with learning disabilities to embrace independence – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

The Assist Trust held its independence day at The Forum, in Norwich, which was also a chance for families to get information about…

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Learning disabilities charity celebrates 20 years of supporting locals with new housing – Bath Echo

A local charity that supports teenagers and adults with learning disabilities is celebrating 20 years of working with the community with new supported…

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Help for those with learning difficulties – Petersfield Herald

THE NHS is working to increase the number of Hampshire people with learning disabilities who take up its free health checks. People with learning…

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End of life care charity launches information for people with a learning difficulty – Nursing Times

Marie Curie has launched a series of easy-read booklets to help people with a learning difficulty to discuss concerns about death and dying,…

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People with Down’s and learning disabilities miss out on dementia care – carehome.co.uk News

One third of people with Down’s Syndrome will have dementia in their 50s and one in 10 people with a learning disability will…

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Suffolk County Council launches consultation on planned changes to services for people with learning disabilities – East Anglian Daily Times

Suffolk County Council has launched a consultation to allow members of the public to have their say on planned changes to services for…

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A Forgotten Constituency – Engaging People With Learning Disabilities In The Democratic Process – HuffPost UK

I walk into the service user council meeting, and Tom, the council chair, beckons me in. There are about a dozen members here…

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Here’s how you can help people with learning disabilities cast their vote – Communitycare.co.uk

With turnout likely to be a critical factor in this week’s general election, it is vital that every adult is given the opportunity…

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Theresa May criticised for ‘not knowing the difference between mental health problems and learning disabilities – The Independent

Theresa May suffered an uncomfortable moment on Question Time when a woman accused her of “not knowing the…

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Comment: Extra support needed for children with learning disabilities – Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

THERE are 32 secondary schools in Gloucestershire but not one of them has a Communication & Interaction Unit designed to meet the needs…

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‘Baying mob’ targeted Fifer with learning disabilities – The Courier

The victim, in her forties, was repeatedly surrounded by a group of over 20 teenage males and females. Her ordeal went on for around…

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Learning disabilities fail to stop Gurugram trio from scoring high – The Hindu

It was their never-say-die spirit that helped three Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok, students with learning disabilities clear the CBSE Board exams with…

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Broomfield Hospital radio station offers training for man with learning disabilities – Braintree and Witham Times

A CHELMSFORD man with learning disabilities is fulfilling a dream of working on the radio thanks to a hospital. Paul Allen, who lives at…

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Kirkcudbright residential unit for adults with learning disabilities launches £5000 garden fundraising campaign – Scottish Daily Record

A residential unit for adults with learning disabilities has launched a fundraising campaign so they can create a new garden. Community Integrated Care’s site…

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Couple fed up with ‘catastrophic’ cuts decide to launch new multi-million pound care centre – The Oxford Times

A COUPLE fed up with ‘catastrophic’ cuts to support for people with learning disabilities have decided to launch their own multi-million pound centre. Rachael…

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Social care green paper must address the needs of all, not just older people – The Guardian

The government appears to have finally accepted the dire state of social care funding with the announcement of a new green paper. Whichever…

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We must do all we can to support parents with learning disabilities – Herald Scotland

THE good news for first-time parents is the arrival of their baby will change only one thing. Bad news? That one thing is,…

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Sparks will fly at performance to challenge perceptions of learning disabilities – Watford Observer

A charity will be putting on an electrifying performance to challenge perceptions. Learning disability charity Electric Umbrella have gathered 80 performers of all abilities…

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