Mission, values and aims

Our Mission

'Create a Wales that values and includes every child, young person and adult with a learning disability'.

Our Values

In 2010 Learning Disability Wales adopted a 'Statement of Key Rights and Values' for children, young people and adults with a learning disability. It was shaped by the views of our members. All our members will be expected to support the new statement and to work to it. In brief the statement says:

We believe that as a child, a young person and as an adult with a learning disability, you have a right to:

  • Be Valued and respected
  • Services and support to live a meaningful life
  • Education and training
  • Be seen, heard and informed
  • Plan your own life as you grow up
  • Friendships, relationships and a good social life
  • Employment

Our statement reflects the commitment of Learning Disability Wales to the full implementation of the:

Our Aims

  • Strengthen the voice, rights and status of children and young people with a learning disability.
  • Strengthen the voice, rights and status of adults with a learning disability.
  • Strengthen the ability of parents, carers and families of people with a learning disability to make a positive contribution.
  • Promote a range of person centred services for children and adults with a learning disability.
  • Ensure that Learning Disability Wales sets a good example in the way that it is run.