Learning Disabilities

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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‘A learning disability scandal is being swept under the carpet’ – Communitycare.co.uk

The Justice for LB campaign is widely, and rightly, viewed as one of the most successful examples of the mobilisation of public opinion…

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People with learning difficulties ‘failed’ by the system, finds new report – Training Journal

A report from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) finds that of the one million adults and children with learning disabilities in England,…

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Learning disabilities treatment in care homes is ‘shocking’ – BBC News

Treatment of some people with learning disabilities in hospitals and care homes is “intolerable”, a review of the sector in England has found….

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Video: Mother of boy with learning disabilities plea to track down thieves who stole son’s first piece of unaided … – Yorkshire Evening Post

Jack Springham’s teachers and family were over the moon when he managed to write a review of a visit to a fire station…

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I am a patient with a learning disability – the NHS is letting us down – The Guardian

I know we’re lucky to have healthcare available to everyone in this country, but people with learning disabilities are not getting the quality…

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Isle of Wight home for people with learning disabilities rated ‘Good’ – On The Wight

Isle of Wight home for people with learning disabilities rated ‘Good’. Well done to all involved with the home in East Cowes. The…

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All smiles: The Worcester service for people with learning disabilities praised by a watchdog – Worcester News

Dimensions is a specialist provider of a wide range of services for people with learning disabilities and people who experience autism. The not-for-profit…

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Integrate students with learning disabilities into regular classrooms: proposal – Ottawa Sun

A school board proposal would both integrate elementary students with learning disabilities more into regular classrooms, while also opening more slots for other…

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Garnock Valley centre recognised for its work with adults with learning disabilities – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald

A SALVATION Army-run centre in Kilbirnie for adults with learning disabilities has been recognised for its work by becoming one of the main…

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As learning disability institutions close, care in the community must improve – The Guardian

For adults with complex learning disabilities, health and social care services have traditionally provided two options; long, expensive stays in hospitals (as Sir…

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People with learning disabilities want to find love too – The Conversation UK

Unfortunately for many people with learning disabilities, this is just a dream. Although they may want to be in a relationship, they are…

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The great escape: people with learning disabilities on what they love best – The Guardian

Now he is employed by the charity as a part-time training and development officer, teaching life skills to others with learning disabilities. In…

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