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

Disabled people need better mental health support

Welsh Youth Parliament Member Tegan Skyrme has spoken about how hard it can be for disabled people to get support with their mental health. Tegan is one of two Welsh Youth Parliament Members currently supported by Learning Disability Wales. You can find out more about the Welsh Youth Parliament and the work of both Tegan … Continued

UK Government must protect the rights of transgender people

Statement on behalf of All Wales People First, Learning Disability Wales, Mencap Cymru and Supported Loving on the proposed changes to the UK Government’s plans to ban conversion therapy. We are sad and disappointed to see the UK Government’s plans not to include protection for transgender people in its proposed ban on conversion therapy. When … Continued

Making Wales a better country for LGBTQ+ people

Strengthening the rights of LGBTQ+ people in Wales is as important for people with a learning disability as it is for all of us Welsh Government’s LGBTQ+ Action Plan In October 2021, Welsh Government consulted on their LGBTQ+ Action Plan. LGBTQ+ means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and the plus stands for other … Continued

All genders

During Pride month Taylor took time to reflect on their journey to finding out they are non-binary and why that identity is important to them For Pride Month I wanted to talk about my experiences as part of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s important for me to share my story for other LGBTQ+ people who have … Continued

Find out more about our policy work

We want Wales to be the best country in the world for people with a learning disability to live, learn and work. Our policy work plays a central role in this by influencing government so people with a learning disability can enjoy the same rights as everyone else in Wales. We do this through working … Continued

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