Introducing Aled Blake, our new Policy and Communications Officer

We’re delighted to welcome Aled Blake to the Learning Disability Wales team. We asked Aled to tell us about himself and his new role as Policy and Communications Officer. I joined Learning Disability Wales in November, working with Sam and Kai on policy and communications. I have just completed a master’s degree in politics and … 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

Welsh organisations warn about spiralling health inequalities in Wales

A report from the Welsh NHS Confederation that highlights connections between the cost-of-living crisis and inequalities in Wales has been endorsed by Learning Disability Wales, along with 49 other third sector organisations in Wales What is the Mind the Gap report about? The Report, “Mind the gap: what’s stopping change? The cost-of-living crisis and the … Continued

Learning Disability Wales cautiously welcomes the new learning disability action plan from Welsh Government 

 Welsh Government has published their new Learning Disability Strategic Action Plan for 2022-2026. Grace Krause, Learning Disability Wales’ policy officer, presents our views on the plan, which was co-developed with the Learning Disability Ministerial Advisory Group (LDMAG) and replaces the Improving Lives Programme.  The action plan has 9 main priorities:   Overarching and cross-cutting - including cross-government … 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

Our policy work January-March 2022

In the first 3 months of 2022, Learning Disability Wales responded to 9 different consultations on a range of topics. You can find all our policy work on our policy page. We want Wales to be the best country in the world for people with a learning disability to live, learn and work. Our consultation … Continued

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