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

The Change We Need – Creating an accessible world of work

Many people with a learning disability in Wales want to be in paid employment but struggle to find suitable workplaces. What needs to change to make this possible?   Our work on employment For the last 4 years Learning Disability Wales has been part of the Engage to Change project that supports young people aged … 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

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

Covid-19: Top tips on communicating with people with learning disabilities

With updates on the Covid-19 pandemic provided daily, the sheer volume of information has been challenging for most people to digest, but more so for people with learning disabilities. However, as communication is a basic human need and right, despite the many challenges of communicating this complex information, it’s important that people invest the time … Continued

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