Our mission is to create a Wales that values and includes every child, young person and adult with a learning disability. We do this through working with people with a learning disability and their families, Welsh Government, local authorities, disabled people’s organisations and the voluntary sector so we can create a better Wales for all people with a learning disability.
Policy work is a central part of fulfilling this vision. We are working actively to:
- Create a society that includes, values and respects people with a learning disability.
- Create an inclusive education system for children and adults with and without a learning disability.
- Close the learning disability employment gap.
- Create a political system in which laws, policy and practice is co-produced with people with a learning disability and in which disabled people have real control in making decisions about issues that affect them.
- Ensure that people with a learning disability have control of their own lives.
Policy briefing – March 2020
Sources used in the policy briefing:
- Contact (2018): Counting The Cost – Research into the finances of more than 2,700 families across the UK in 2018 (opens as PDF)
- Mencap (2016): First in-depth research on public attitudes towards learning disability for 30 years’ reveals confusion, support yet small group of negative attitudes
- Mencap (2019): New research from Mencap shows bullying of people with a learning disability leading to social isolation
- NHS Digital (2018): Measures from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework, England, 2018-19
- Safe Lives (2017): Disabled Survivors Too: Disabled people and domestic abuse
- Shane Mills, Martyn French and Adrian Clarke (2020): Improving Care, Improving Lives -Chief Nursing Officer’s National Care Review of Learning Disabilities Hospital Inpatient Provision Managed or Commissioned by NHS Wales
- Welsh Government (2018): Learning Disability – Improving Lives Program