Disabled people need better mental health support

Welsh Youth Parliament Member Tegan Skyrme has spoken about how hard it can be for disabled people to get support with their mental health. Tegan is one of two Welsh Youth Parliament Members currently supported by Learning Disability Wales. You can find out more about the Welsh Youth Parliament and the work of both Tegan … Continued

UK Government must protect the rights of transgender people

Statement on behalf of All Wales People First, Learning Disability Wales, Mencap Cymru and Supported Loving on the proposed changes to the UK Government’s plans to ban conversion therapy. We are sad and disappointed to see the UK Government’s plans not to include protection for transgender people in its proposed ban on conversion therapy. When … Continued

Our policy work January-March 2022

In the first 3 months of 2022, Learning Disability Wales responded to 9 different consultations on a range of topics. You can find all our policy work on our policy page. We want Wales to be the best country in the world for people with a learning disability to live, learn and work. Our consultation … Continued

The Change We Need – Creating an accessible world of work

Many people with a learning disability in Wales want to be in paid employment but struggle to find suitable workplaces. What needs to change to make this possible?   Our work on employment For the last 4 years Learning Disability Wales has been part of the Engage to Change project that supports young people aged … Continued

Making Wales a better country for LGBTQ+ people

Strengthening the rights of LGBTQ+ people in Wales is as important for people with a learning disability as it is for all of us Welsh Government’s LGBTQ+ Action Plan In October 2021, Welsh Government consulted on their LGBTQ+ Action Plan. LGBTQ+ means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and the plus stands for other … Continued

All genders

During Pride month Taylor took time to reflect on their journey to finding out they are non-binary and why that identity is important to them For Pride Month I wanted to talk about my experiences as part of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s important for me to share my story for other LGBTQ+ people who have … Continued

Creating an Age Friendly Wales

Learning Disability Wales has submitted a response to the Welsh Government consultation on Strategy for an ageing society: age friendly Wales. In our response we emphasised the need to include people with a learning disability in plans to make Wales an age friendly country. In terms of older people with learning disabilities, it is important … Continued

Find out more about our policy work

We want Wales to be the best country in the world for people with a learning disability to live, learn and work. Our policy work plays a central role in this by influencing government so people with a learning disability can enjoy the same rights as everyone else in Wales. We do this through working … Continued

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