We want all people with a learning disability to live as
independently as possible in a place that they choose, and to have
control over their lives.
We believe that people with a learning disability can achieve
this if they, their families and the people who support them have
access to the best information, advice, training and support.
We play a unique role in making this happen - through our own
services, working in partnership with other organisations, and
How we do this
- Informing - our website, Llais magazine, eNewsletter, social media, Easy Read
service, conferences and events will keep
you up-to-date with the latest news and issues that matter.
- Educating - our projects and extensive training
programme can help you to learn and develop new skills.
- Influencing - we
advise government and statutory bodies, including local
authorities, health boards, Welsh Government, UK and European
- Listening - we use conferences, consultation
events and social media to make sure we
are always engaged with the issues that matter to people with a
learning disability, their families and the people who support
them. You can also engage with us through more informal channels -
contact us, or
simply speak to us at an event.
Working in partnership
We work in partnership with:
- people with a learning disability
- our members
- Welsh Government
- service providers
- disabled people's organisations
- advocacy groups
- statutory agencies
- parent and carer organisations.
We promote real inclusion, personalisation and person-centred
planning, and actively support the People First slogan: 'Nothing
about us without us!'
We believe in the fundamental values of the
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities (UNCRPD) (PDF), and the United
Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Find out about the benefits of being a member of
Learning Disability Wales.