Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities Study

Date: 17.05.2021
Location: Online - Zoom

What has been happening to people with learning disabilities in Wales since March 2020?

Woman with a learning disability wearing a mask talking to a support worker

The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped and changed a lot of the things we do, our relationships and the support people get.

Everyone has found these changes hard, but all our experiences are different.

People with a learning disability have had their own unique experiences that have to be understood and listened to so we can plan to make things better in the future.

This event is the first of several to highlight the effect the pandemic has had on people with learning disabilities in Wales.  It will share what we have learnt so far from our research.  We will share what we have learnt from the people with learning disabilities in Wales who are taking part in our study.

We will explain the main things we have learnt and talk about what has happened to people.  We will also discuss what more we need to know to understand better what has happened, and what needs to happen to make sure people with learning disabilities in Wales have a say in making things better in the future.

We will hold other events in the next few months to share more of what we have learnt from the study and to discuss what this means for services and policy now and in the future.

This event will:

  1. Explain what the Coronavirus and Learning Disability Study is.
  2. Share and discuss what we have found out in Wales so far.
  3. Find out what more we should know about how the pandemic has affected people with learning disabilities in Wales.
  4. Discuss what the findings mean for future planning.

This event is hosted by the organisations that have been involved in running the Learning Disability and Coronavirus Study in Wales.  University of South Wales and Cardiff University will be doing the study with help from Learning Disability Wales, the All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers and All Wales People First.

Who should attend

Anyone interested in understanding the experiences of lockdown of people with learning disabilities in Wales and what these mean for the future.

For more information

You can get more information about this event by emailing  any of the following people:

stuart.todd@southwales.ac.uk

Cath.lewis@ldw.org.uk

Gwen@allwalesforum.org.uk

Tracey@allwalespeople1st.co.uk

Date, time and venue

Online via Zoom

Monday 17 May 2021

1:00 pm until 2:30 pm

If you have a learning disability and need any help or support to book a place please ring Tracey on 07956082211

If you are using a laptop or computer

If you are using a computer it will need

  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Camera
  • Internet connection
  • Download the Zoom App.

If you are using a tablet or smartphone

If you are using a smartphone or tablet you will need

  • Internet connection
  • Download the Zoom App

Once you have booked we will send you full instructions on how to join the session.

200 places available
Standard
Ticket for anyone who does not fall into any of the categories below.
£0.00 per person / day
Concession
For organisations with an annual income of less than £1Million.
£0.00 per person / day
Person with a learning disability
Anyone who has a learning disability attending in their own capacity or as a representative of an organisation as volunteer, member or employee.
£0.00 per person / day
Parent / Family Carer
Anyone who is an unpaid carer for a person with a learning disability. The person with a learning disability does not have to be with the person.
£0.00 per person / day
Paid Support
A paid carer supporting someone with a learning disability to attend the event who would not be able to attend/participate fully without support
£0.00 per person / day
Student
Anyone who is registered as a full or part time student not in employment
£0.00 per person / day
Date: 17/05/2021
Learning Disability Wales, 41 Lambourne Crescent Cardiff Business Park, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5GG
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