Learning Disability Wales cautiously welcomes the new learning disability action plan from Welsh Government 

 Welsh Government has published their new Learning Disability Strategic Action Plan for 2022-2026. Grace Krause, Learning Disability Wales’ policy officer, presents our views on the plan, which was co-developed with the Learning Disability Ministerial Advisory Group (LDMAG) and replaces the Improving Lives Programme.  The action plan has 9 main priorities:   Overarching and cross-cutting - including cross-government … Continued

Welcoming back Taylor Florence to Learning Disability Wales

We are delighted to welcome Taylor Florence back to the staff team at Learning Disability Wales. Thanks to funding from Kickstart, Taylor has joined our Policy and Communications team as our new Trainee Communications Assistant. Hi, my name’s Taylor. I’m so pleased to be back working with Learning Disability Wales! Honestly, I was more in … Continued

Welsh Covid study highlights pandemic’s impact on people with a learning disability and their families 

A year-long study has found that people with a learning disability in Wales, and their families/supporters, experienced a multitude of negative effects during the pandemic.  While the general population experienced lockdowns and isolation, the final report of the Welsh Covid study has found that the effects on people with a learning disability have been significantly … Continued

Innovate Trust chooses Gig Buddies Cymru as this year’s Christmas charity

Learning Disability Wales is delighted that Innovate Trust have chosen our Gig Buddies Cymru project as their Christmas charity for 2021. Gig Buddies Cymru tackles loneliness and social isolation by pairing people with and without a learning disability and/or autism so they can attend gigs and events together. Since launching the innovative project in Cardiff … Continued

Introducing Georgia Miggins and Tegan Skyrme, the two young people we will be supporting at the next Welsh Youth Parliament

Learning Disability Wales is delighted to announce that the two young disabled people we will be supporting in the next Welsh Youth Parliament are Georgia Miggins, from Swansea, and Tegan Skyrme, from Pembrokeshire. Learning Disability Wales is proud to be working with Welsh Youth Parliament for a second term as a partner organisation. We will … Continued

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