Introducing Aled Blake, our new Policy and Communications Officer

We’re delighted to welcome Aled Blake to the Learning Disability Wales team. We asked Aled to tell us about himself and his new role as Policy and Communications Officer. I joined Learning Disability Wales in November, working with Sam and Kai on policy and communications. I have just completed a master’s degree in politics and … Continued

Introducing John Butterly, Gig Buddies Cymru’s new Volunteer Coordinator

We’re delighted to welcome John Butterly to the Learning Disability Wales team. We asked John to tell us about himself, and his role as Volunteer Coordinator for Gig Buddies Cymru. I’ve recently joined the Gig Buddies Cymru team in North Wales as Volunteer Coordinator, working alongside Sian, our North Wales Project Coordinator. My post is … Continued

Introducing Julie Jenkins, our new Admin Support Coordinator

We’re delighted to welcome Julie Jenkins to the Learning Disability Wales team. We asked Julie to tell us about herself, and her new role as Admin Support Coordinator. I joined Learning Disability Wales in July.  I work alongside the team providing administrative support, helping run the office and leading on the ongoing development of our … Continued

Labels – a necessary evil or empowering banner?

All Wales People First have agreed to carry on using the term ‘people with learning disabilities’. They have written this thought-provoking article about why it is important that people with learning disabilities choose their own labels. The article was written by Tracey Drew, Membership Engagement Advisor, and is included in the Spring 2023 issue of … Continued

Why we go to Pride

We are joining Pride Cymru this year to celebrate LGBTQ+ people in Wales. We are also going because we know that we can never take our rights for granted. We are worried in particular that people with a learning disability and autistic people who are transgender may have more rights taken away from them. This … Continued

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