Made Possible is the exciting new book, edited by Saba Salman, featuring stories of success of people with learning disability -– in their own words.
BBC One has today announced an intimate and unflinching one-off documentary with Katie Price discussing the realities of raising a disabled child.
Learning Disability Week is well under way, and the theme for this year is the importance of friendships during lockdown.
A charity, which has been at the heart of the Surrey community for more than 85 years this June, is still facing an uncertain future due to the impact of COVID-19 on its fundraising and donations.
Staff from a housing service in New Milton dedicated to supporting people with learning disabilities has launched a unique project to explain social distancing.
Community has never been more important than it is now, and during Volunteers’ Week 2020 it’s time to celebrate the people who have been giving back.
BBC’s Casualty and leading, learning disabilities charity, Mencap have teamed up to bring a three-episode story arc to the show to highlight health inequalities that exist for people living with a learning disability.
This week (18-22 November) is Learning Disability Work Week, celebrating what great employees people with a learning disability make.
According to learning disability charity, Mencap, only six per cent of people with a learning disability are in paid employment. However, 60 per cent would like to be.
The UK Government has announced that every inpatient with a learning disability or autism in a mental health hospital is to have their case reviewed over the next 12 months.
Every year 1,200 people with a learning disability die unnecessarily from inappropriate healthcare. With less than a third of women with a learning disability attending a smear test, the impact is undoubtedly contributing to this number. We talk to one woman preparing for her first smear test.
To mark Learning Disability Week 2019, residents from Sanctuary Supported Living have shared stories of how sport has helped them to gain confidence, stay active and become more independent.
During Learning Disability Week (17 – 23 June) it is a time to raise awareness of learning disability and get people connected. However, new research from Mencap has found that bullying is causing more people with learning disabilities to experience isolation.
Under the UK Mental Health Act 1983, autism is defined as a mental disorder. This inaccurate representation of people on the autistic spectrum can lead to even more confusion, and harm, when caring for autistic people who are experiencing mental ill health
The Special Olympics is currently underway, and it is shining a spotlight on accessible sporting events. As day five nears an end, we look at the achievements being made.