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The Rivertime Accessible Regatta – Speech from Esme O’Connell

At the 2nd Rivertime Accessible Regatta at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre for children and young people…

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Learning disability group pays visit to Number 10 for awareness campaign – Politics Home

Two people with learning disabilities have helped to deliver a custom-made pair of shoes to the Prime…

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New homes for Portsmouth adults with learning disabilities unveiled – The News

NEW properties for adults with learning disabilities have been unveiled. A two-year redevelopment of a site on Moorings…

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New Music Festival For Adults With Learning Disabilities Gets Underway Today – Isle of Wight Radio

A brand-new music festival, set-up specifically for adults with learning disabilities, kicks off today at Tapnell Farm…

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Adults with learning disabilities take to the wheel with Isle of Wight driving instructors – Isle of Wight County Press

“JUST because they will never properly get to drive, doesn’t mean they don’t love their cars.” Driving instructor…

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People with learning disabilities face gross inequality in life and death – The Guardian

Imagine being told your child is statistically likely to die at 58 years old, 26 years before…

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Scheme helps people with learning disabilities to become independent travellers – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Travel Independence Training Across the Nation (TITAN) is a Norfolk County Council initiative designed to encourage people…

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South Tyneside shines spotlight on learning disabilities – Shields Gazette

The skills and talents of people living with a learning disability are set to be celebrated with…

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People with learning disabilities recognised for achievements – The Irish News

MORE than 100 people with learning disabilities or autism are today to have their achievements recognised. The annual…

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Barnardo’s to shut Belfast café that trains young people with learning disabilities – Belfast Live

A Belfast café that trains young people with learning disabilities is closing because of funding and recruitment…

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SeeAbility charity slams NHS saying 151 children in Tower Hamlets with learning disabilities not getting eye tests – East London Advertiser

Children with learning disabilities are missing out on eye tests and the NHS is dragging its heels…

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How inclusive is Croydon? An interview with Club Soda- an organisation run by people with learning disabilities- Aditi Rammohan Croydon High School – Richmond and Twickenham Times

Oliver Tipper is the manager of Club Soda, who I interviewed recently to find out more about…

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NHS England renews drive to stop overmedication for autism and learning disabilities – The Pharmaceutical Journal

NHS England has once again asked healthcare professionals to sign a pledge to help stomp out overmedication…

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How People With Learning Disabilities Handle Their Differences In The Workplace – Forbes

Most of us enter the workplace with somewhat of a healthy sense of our strengths and weaknesses—and…

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Engage: How listening to people with learning disabilities can improve services – Care Appointments

Sharon Jeffreys from the Mental Health Intensive Support Team, NHS Improvement discusses the National Institute for Health…

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Discovery Somerset: Fears over adult learning disabilities firm – BBC News

Families of adults with learning disabilities in Somerset say they fear for the future a year after…

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Hunt for North-East and Yorkshire dancers with learning disabilities for new scheme – The Northern Echo

A DANCE organisation is looking for people with a learning disability, autism or both who want to…

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I think local residents are misleading us in order to block plans for a supported living home – what can I do? – The Guardian

Recently, I came home to find posters plastered over my block of flats, warning of a new…

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People growing older with learning disabilities should get regular health checks, says NICE – NICE

NICE says people growing older with learning disabilities need to have annual health checks to help them…

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Up-cycling furniture shop staffed by volunteers with learning disabilities is open – The News

A BRAND-NEW charity shop at which young adults with learning disabilities can up-cycle and sell furniture at…

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Trust’s delight at renovated home to support people with learning disabilities – Bournemouth Echo

A CHARITY supporting people with learning disability has celebrate the opening of a refurbished accommodation block. Stable Family…

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Travel training gives young people with learning disabilities a ticket to ride – The Guardian

A new scheme that helps vulnerable young people use public transport alone could save councils millions of…

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Demands for Derry project for adults with learning disabilities to re-open after shock closure – Derry Now

THERE have been calls for a Derry – based horticultural project for adults with learning disabilities to…

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Adults with learning disabilities host digital art exhibition – Newry Times

Service users of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Day Opportunities service have hosted a digital…

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Scheme by Portsmouth council aim to improve daily lives of adults with learning disabilities – The News

A NUMBER of schemes are aiming to improve the everyday lives of people with learning disabilities. Portsmouth…

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Care for people with learning disabilities should be close to home wherever possible, says NICE – NICE

NICE is urging councils and health bodies to make sure that people with learning disabilities can access…

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Online store launched for young adults with learning disabilities – Farnham Herald

A NEW non-profit organisation in Farnham has launched an online store earlier this month. Enterprise19 is the sister…

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China Begins to Stamp Out Stigma Linked to Learning Disabilities – OZY

It was eight months into the school year in 2013, and frustration was turning into an overwhelming…

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Mum’s goal to set up residential community for those with learning disabilities – Scottish Daily Record

A Comrie mother is pushing ahead with her vision to set up an innovative therapeutic residential community…

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MPs urged to ‘walk in the shoes’ of people with learning disabilities – Charity Today News

A charity is calling on the public to use social media to urge the Prime Minister to…

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Care centre for people with learning disabilities opens in Chester’s Abbey Square – The Chester Chronicle

A state-of-the-art respite care centre to help people with learning disabilities has opened in Chester. The Arc, or…

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New day centre to open in Northampton for 15 people with learning disabilities – Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Building work is underway to transform a derelict block of stables in Northampton into a day care…

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Welsh Theatre Charity Success With Pioneering Learning Disabilities Project In Lesotho – Broadway World

Award-winning theatre company, Hijinx, took a group of learning disabled actors and staff to tour the landlocked…

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Woman who spent more than five years in hospital leads the way in making change for those with learning disabilities – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Hayley Burwood, 41, is chairman of Opening Doors – a user-led charity based in Norwich which advocates…

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MADHOUSE re:exit at Shoreditch Town Hall examines how policy fails people with learning disabilities – Hackney Gazette

Award-winning theatre company Access All Areas brings a new immersive experience to Shoreditch Town Hall, highlighting how…

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Man accused of sexually assaulting man with learning disabilities – Lincolnshire Live

A man with learning disabilities was sexually assaulted by an older man after visiting his caravan, a…

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Why Tackling Disability Hate Crime Is Down To All Of Us – Yahoo News UK

People with learning disabilities and autism aren’t respected or seen as equal. We’re the targets of hate…

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‘Clearer information would help me leave hospital sooner’ – Conference will shed light on learning disabilities in secure services – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Opening Doors, which is based in the city, will hold the Moving Forward conference on Wednesday -…

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Bath venue launches its first club night for adults with learning disabilities – Bath Chronicle

Komedia is set to offer the city’s first club night exclusively for adults with learning disabilities and…

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Stop Denying People With Learning Disabilities Their Right To Good Eye Sight – HuffPost UK

When I was younger I was told I would live in a care home. Now I am…

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Komedia to host club night exclusively for adults with learning disabilities – Bath Echo

The new Uproar! events, hosted in collaboration with Bath Mencap, are set to offer a relaxed, safe…

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Chance for adults with learning disabilities in Cromer to quiz Norfolk MP – Enjoy Cromer More

The North Norfolk MP will be with members of Opening Doors, the Norfolk-based self-advocacy organisation for people…

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‘Recognise Us’: portraits celebrate people with learning disabilities – in pictures – The Guardian

An art installation highlights the active roles of people with learning disabilities in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Recognise Us…

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What are the opportunities for actors and theatremakers with learning disabilities? – The Stage

Learning-disabled theatremakers have long struggled for recognition in the industry. John Byrne learns how neurodivergent performers are…

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Windsor Street block for people with learning disabilities given green light – Islington Gazette

The Windsor Street application will see 12 garages demolished and replaced by an 11-bedroom block for people…

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Social care for younger adults may soon cost more than for the elderly – The Economist

THE residents of a supported-living home in south London are an active bunch. All six have severe…

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Judge to rule on artificial feeding of man with severe learning disabilities – BT.com

A judge in a specialist court has been asked to decide whether a bed-bound man with severe…

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“Getting a job” fair launched to help people with learning disabilities find work, in Darlington – The Northern Echo

ADULT Social Care in Darlington has launched an event aiming to get residents with learning disabilities into…

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Evening of music in Biddenham to boost charity helping people with learning disabilities – Bedford Today

An evening of light-hearted music and songs is being held in Biddenham in aid of a charity…

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Support service for adults with learning disabilities rated ‘outstanding’ by watchdog – Nottingham Post

A city support network which helps adults with autism and learning difficulties at their homes has been…

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