A tribute to Sam Jenkins

Our dear colleague and friend Sam Jenkins died on 1 December 2020. All her colleagues and friends at Learning Disability Wales will miss Sam for all that she brought to us over the years. Sam started work at Learning Disability Wales over 13 years ago and quickly established herself as a strong and reliable team … Continued

New Covid-19 workforce risk assessment tool

Welsh Government has developed a Covid-19 workforce risk assessment tool to enable anyone working or volunteering in Wales to check if they are at greater risk of serious effects from coronavirus.  The tool allows you to consider your personal risk factors and suggests actions that can help you stay safe. Once you have completed the risk assessment, you should then discuss … Continued

Evidence to the Children, Young People and Education Committee on the Implications of COVID-19

Learning Disability Wales has submitted evidence to the Children, Young People and Education Committee on the effects of Covid-19 as part of the Third Sector Additional Needs Alliance (TSANA). Read our response below or download a pdf version here (PDF). Third Sector Additional Needs Alliance (TSANA) Response to the Children, Young People and Education Committee … Continued

Consultation Response: Framework for Regional Investment in Wales

We have submitted a response to the Welsh Government consultation Framework for Regional Investments in Wales, on behalf of the  Engage to Change employment project (which includes Learning Disability Wales, Agoriad Cyf, All Wales People First, ELITE Supported Employment Agency and the National Centre for Mental Health at Cardiff University, as partners). What is the … Continued

We must protect human rights in the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus has changed our society very quickly and those changes are going to last for a very long time. We must make sure that the human rights of disabled people don’t fall by the way-side in this process   What coronavirus has shown us about our society We are currently facing the biggest societal … Continued

Joint response to Coronavirus outbreak across Wales

Welsh national disability organisations raise concerns about the impact on disabled people living with pre-existing medical conditions Disability Wales, All Wales People First, Wales Council of the Blind, All Wales Parents and Carers Forum, Learning Disability Wales and Mencap Cymru call on the UK and Welsh Governments to act decisively to safeguard the well-being and … Continued

Consultation Response: Welsh Government Child Poverty Review

Learning Disability Wales responded to the Welsh Government’s Child Poverty Consultation (17.January 2020). We note that families with disabled children are much more likely than other families to be poor. This is because they often do not receive enough support, both financially and in terms of care. Parents of disabled children struggle to stay in … Continued

Book Review: ‘Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People’ by Frances Ryan

In her new book, journalist, broadcaster and campaigner Frances Ryan gives a damning insight into the state’s callous treatment of disabled people under austerity. Grace Krause, policy officer for Learning Disability Wales, applauds Frances Ryan’s passionate defence of every person’s right to live a dignified life, whilst exposing the extent of suffering that has been … Continued

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