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

Welsh Covid study highlights pandemic’s impact on people with a learning disability and their families 

A year-long study has found that people with a learning disability in Wales, and their families/supporters, experienced a multitude of negative effects during the pandemic.  While the general population experienced lockdowns and isolation, the final report of the Welsh Covid study has found that the effects on people with a learning disability have been significantly … 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

Coronavirus and people with a learning disability: Question time

On 27 September 2021, the Coronavirus and Learning Study team in Wales hosted a third online event. The event involved a panel made up of representatives from the 5 partner organisations involved in the study along with Prof Debbie Forster from Cardiff University, author of the ‘Locked Out: Liberating Disabled People’s Lives and Rights in … Continued

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