Increasing racial diversity and inclusion in Learning Disability Wales

At Learning Disability Wales we want to make sure that our organisation represents and includes people from all cultures and backgrounds. Our Chief Executive Officer, Zoe Richards is pleased to sign up to ACEVO’s eight principles to address the diversity deficit in charity leadership. We want to ensure that we embed these principles within our … Continued

Hospital should never be anyone’s home

Some depressing findings in a national care review of 166 people with a learning disability in Wales in hospital settings show people often live there too long, people are being over-medicated and there is too much use of restrictive practices on people whose behaviours that challenge. Today Vaughan Gething, Minister of Health and Social Services … Continued

Court orders HM Courts and Tribunals Service to pay for independent advocates

There has been an important and welcome judgement recently from the High Court that deemed that two parents with a learning disability are legally entitled to funded independent advocacy. Parents with a learning disability The case involves two young parents with a learning disability. Their local authority issued care proceedings. Two psychologists recommended advocates be … Continued

Helping families of disabled children access public services – toolkit and workshops

Parents often struggle to get the right support for their disabled children. To help with this, Cerebra have developed an accessing public services toolkit to support disabled people, families and carers who are encountering difficulties with statutory agencies. Derek Tilley from Cerebra explains how the toolkit can “help unpick commonly experienced problems and to offer … Continued

Everyone needs love

Following on from today’s BBC Breakfast news piece on the right to relationships for people with a learning disability, Grace Krause, Policy Officer at Learning Disability Wales explores why it is hard for people to have relationships. Grace details the work we are doing in Learning Disability Wales and calls for more training of support … Continued

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