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

Sexual health and relationships: Easy Read Wales and Cwmni Addysg Rhyw – Sex Education Company to produce new easy read resources

Earlier this year our Easy Read Wales team asked what easy read information was needed in Wales, with a promise to produce new resources to fill the most important gaps. The majority of responses asked for information around sexual health and relationships. Following this, Easy Read Wales can announce they will be working with Cwmni … Continued

Introducing Lucy O’Leary – our new Events and Networks Coordinator

We’re delighted to welcome Lucy O’Leary, our new Events and Networks Coordinator, to the Learning Disability Wales team. We asked Lucy to tell us about herself, and her new role. I have recently joined the events team at Learning Disability Wales, working alongside Simon and Iwan. My role is to support, organise and coordinate our … Continued

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