Learning Disabilities

How to stop locking up people with learning disabilities who offend – Communitycare.co.uk

For over half a century we have been working hard to set up community services for people with learning disabilities or autism so…

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Milestone year for invaluable service helping adults with learning disabilities or additional needs – Dorset Echo

A VALUABLE service supporting adults with learning disabilities or additional needs to develop their independence is celebrating a milestone year. Muntsy’s was set up…

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Why people with learning disabilities should be allowed to work for less than the minimum wage – Spectator.co.uk

Freud said ‘Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is.’ And ‘Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.’ What…

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Game helps those with learning disabilities to stay safe online – The National

A NEW computer game has been created by people with learning disabilities to help keep them safe online. The group, aged 16-40 from…

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Thieves steal bikes renovated by people with learning disabilities … – Kidderminster Shuttle

THIEVES have broken into “Spokes”, the bikes project run by the Emily Jordan Foundation, and have stolen more than 15 bicycles and caused…

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Social care has the wrong view of risk – to the detriment of learning … – Communitycare.co.uk

This is one of three articles supplied by the Adult Principal Social Workers Network for National Mental Capacity Act Action Day, on 15…

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UCLH producing short films for patients with learning disabilities – University College London Hospitals

Tim Buck, clinical nurse specialist, led the project. He said: “Research shows that people with learning disabilities face health inequalities when accessing mainstream…

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Kettering woman with learning disability appeals for help to support business she set up herself – Northamptonshire Telegraph

Dawn’s work includes offering training for businesses to provide better support for staff with disabilities. Marion, who said she was very proud of…

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What Is Dyslexia: Web App Shows How Learning Disability Causes Letters To ‘Jump Around’ While Reading – Medical Daily

Most of us are familiar with dyslexia, the learning disability that makes reading, writing, spelling, and speaking a bit harder for some people….

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What’s the plan for kids with learning disabilities if schools are closed?: Editorial – Toronto Star

Rather, Education Minister Liz Sandals is reviewing the future of four publicly funded schools for kids with severe learning disabilities and parents worry…

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Concerns over cuts to pioneering scheme for people with learning disabilities – ITV News

A pioneering scheme for people with learning disabilities is the latest victim of funding cuts in East Sussex. The ‘Nature Corridors for All’…

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‘Inadequate’ care home for people with learning disabilities put into special measures – Wakefield Express

An East Ardsley care home for people with learning disabilities has been put into special measures after being rated as ‘inadequate’ by health…

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Cornwall Crowdfunds To Support People With Learning Disabilities – Pirate FM

A Cornish scheme that uses gardening to support people with learning disabilities has launched a campaign to raise funds for a new fruit…

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Play puts life with a learning disability centre stage – The Guardian

Up Down Man, at the Salisbury Playhouse until March 12, is about Matty, a young adult with Down’s syndrome. Its lead actor, Nathan…

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‘Inadequate’ Leeds care home for people with learning disabilities put into special measures – Yorkshire Evening Post

A Leeds care home for people with learning disabilities has been put into special measures after being rated as ‘inadequate’ by health inspectors….

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People with learning disabilities are still not recognised as fully human – The Guardian

Back in 2011, when Panorama exposed shocking abuse to patients with learning disabilities at Winterbourne View, our son, Connor (or Laughing Boy) was…

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A learning disability commissioner? Views from the social care sector – The Guardian

A commissioner is needed to protect the rights of people with learning disabilities, a report into care has recommended. Sir Stephen Bubb, author…

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New pizzeria trains people with learning disabilities – Reno Gazette Journal

If Smiling With Hope Pizza didn’t train people with learning disabilities; if it didn’t have this mission; if its only purpose was to…

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Pensioner jailed for raping woman with learning difficulties fails in bid to quash conviction – Press and Journal

A PENSIONER who was jailed for raping a woman with learning difficulties has failed in a bid to have his conviction quashed. Stewart…

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Thousands of trained learning disability carers needed – Nursing Times

“As recent revelations from Southern Health Trust have shown there’s still a long way to go before the system can be trusted, and…

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