Creating ways to help people with a learning disability connect, socialise and have friendships

Community and creative approaches are needed to make sure people with a learning disability are connected, can socialise and have friendships. Before Covid-19, we know that people with a learning disability in Wales were 7 times more likely to be lonely than their non-disabled peers. The pandemic has created greater problems but has also offered some creative solutions. We will need to … Continued

Learning Disability Week: Trying different ways to be creative

This week is Learning Disability Week 2021. Gerraint Jones-Griffiths is the Lead Ambassador for Engage to Change and here’s how he’s being creative this year. The theme this year is arts and creativity. For my blog this month, I want to tell you about how I like to be creative and hopefully encourage you to … Continued

Get creative this Learning Disability Week

It’s Learning Disability Week from 14 to 20 June 2021 and this year’s theme is art and creativity. Get involved with some of these events, and share our messages on Facebook and Twitter.   Online gig with music and comedy Gig Buddies Cymru has teamed up with major UK band IDLES to increase access to … Continued

Easy Read guide to good mental health

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week we’re publishing a new easy read guide to help people with learning disabilities look after their mental health and well-being. People with learning disabilities are far more likely to experience mental health issues. But there is a lack of easy to read and understand information out there, telling people … Continued

New programme supports people with learning disabilities and autism to live healthier

The Nutrition and Wellbeing project provides one-to-one coaching with menu plans and nutritional advice. The Nutrition and Wellbeing programme is a project launched by Dimensions, aimed at increasing positive health outcomes for people with learning disabilities and autism. The project was set up to improve the health and wellbeing of people supported by Dimensions and … Continued

Wales needs a clear strategy for tackling wider health inequalities

Along with over 30 other organisations, Learning Disability Wales is calling for action on health inequalities. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and intensified existing health inequalities – that is, the unfair and avoidable differences in health and wellbeing outcomes across the population, and between different groups within society.  People with a learning disability have worse … Continued

Easy read information on the Coronavirus vaccine is now available

Public Health Wales have published four easy read leaflets about the COVID-19 vaccine and who needs to have it. Easy Read Wales produced them on their behalf. The Covid-19 vaccine is currently being given to people in Wales who are most at risk from Coronavirus. The impact of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines will offer … Continued

What to expect if you take part in our Coronavirus study

We want more people with a learning disability to get their voice heard in a UK wide study. Gerraint Jones Griffiths, Lead Ambassador for Engage to Change and Outreach worker at All Wales People First says “The interview was so easy, I didn’t have to do anything, I just had to talk.” “If you’re watching … Continued

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