Mencap and CBF warn that the pressures of COVID is causing more delays to people with a learning disability and/or autism getting out of modern-day asylums.
A lack in provision of care for people with a learning disability has brought attention to the need for healthcare reform. Emma Storr investigates.
With lockdown restrictions easing it’s time to adapt. Three people share the challenges they face following the guidelines when living with a disability.
A new survey of family carers by Mencap has revealed that seven in ten people with a learning disability had their social care cut when in the most need.
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.