Across the UK, thousands of people with a learning disability are slowly starting to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Here, Kyle, a Mencap service user writes about his experience of getting the first dose of a historical vaccination.
Today, 16 February, the government has announced a large expansion to the number of people being asked to shield in England.
Unpaid carers across the country, who do not live with the people they care for, can now benefit from free PPE through a new national scheme the government has confirmed.
Learning disability charity Mencap is calling on the UK Government to include everyone with a learning disability in priority group six to ensure prompt access to the COVID-19 vaccine.