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Charity Styleability and Primark helping kids with learning disabilities have fun with fashion – London News Online

Pupils from a school learned how to have fun with fashion last week at a workshop set…

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People with learning disabilities enjoy “unforgettable” experience at sea – Charity Today News

A learning disability service in Herts & Essex has organised the holiday of a lifetime for a…

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Spotlight shines on Rushcliffe drama group for adults with learning disabilities – West Bridgford Wire

A drama group set up for adults with learning disabilities to give them greater self-confidence and improve…

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New flats for people with learning disabilities open in Glasgow – Evening Times

NEW supported accommodation for adults with learning disabilities has been officially opened in Glasgow. The Esmond Street Advanced…

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New care centre for people with learning disabilities opens in Yorkhill – Glasgow Live

One of Glasgow’s newest care facilities held its first Open Day for families, supporters, and the local…

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Council agrees to recognise special card to help people with autism and learning disabilities indicate they need help – Derry Now

Derry City and Strabane District Council has agreed to recognise a card that is carried by people…

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Improving mental health care for people with learning disabilities – Nursing Times

Student NT editor Rebecca Hammond asks how we can provide mental health support to people with learning…

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Library for kids with learning disabilities opens in Morden – Wimbledon Guardian

A library that caters specifically to those with learning disabilities has now opened in Morden. The first of…

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Encouraging physical activity in people with learning disabilities – Nursing Times

This article discusses the barriers preventing people with learning disabilities from being more physically active, and how…

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Project helps support young people with learning disabilities into employment – Bath Echo

Nine young people with learning disabilities have graduated from a Bath and North East Somerset Council scheme…

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College internship scheme helps man with learning disabilities secure full-time job – Grimsby Live

A 19-year old with learning disabilities has secured a full-time job at the Forest Pines hotel after…

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Improvements needed at care home for people with learning disabilities – On The Wight

An Isle of Wight care home, where people were not always treated with kindness and compassion, has…

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Norton Priory launches new project for young adults with learning disabilities who love art – Runcorn and Widnes World

A NEW arts project is being launched for adults with learning disabilities. Norton Priory Museum is starting Blue…

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Newcastle cafe offering new opportunities for people with learning disabilities – BBC News

The Opportunity Cafe was set up to give people with learning disabilities the chance of paid work…

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Young people with learning disabilities ‘isolated’ and ‘hidden’ – BBC News

Young people with learning disabilities have been “marginalised and often hidden from view”, according to the Children’s…

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Norfolk and Suffolk learning disabilities nurse is the best in England – East Anglian Daily Times

Sue Bridges from the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) picked up the award at a…

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Thousands with learning disabilities have ‘human rights routinely ignored’ – Aberdeen Evening Express

Thousands of people with learning disabilities are “trapped” in institutional care and are having their “human rights…

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The Reader: Continuity of care is vital for people with learning disabilities – Evening Standard

WITH a recent study revealing that seeing the same GP over time lowers death rates, the importance…

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How to stop culture excluding people with learning disabilities – The Independent

People with learning disabilities can often find themselves feeling excluded when it comes to making decisions about…

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‘Know how better to care for people with learning disabilities’ – Nursing Times

In hospital, people with a learning disability often receive poor care; some die prematurely as a result….

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Anglian specialist named ‘best learning disability nurse in England’ – Nursing Times

A specialist nurse who works in Norfolk and Suffolk has been named as the best learning disability…

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Popular Carlisle café gives job opportunities to skilled people with learning disabilities – News and Star

There is no shortage of cafés and coffee shops in Carlisle city centre. Costa has four branches…

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Ways to help people with learning disabilities so they feel included in society – iNews

People with learning disabilities can often find themselves feeling excluded when it comes to making decisions about…

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Trusts told to plan for learning disability workforce shortages in new care standards – Nursing Times

Trusts must have plans to tackle a shortage of staff specialising in supporting people with learning difficulties,…

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Here’s where you can seek support if you have learning disabilities – Metro

People with learning disabilities often struggle to do things many of us take for granted. Analysing information/instructions,…

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Raising awareness of learning disabilities is vital, say employment trust – ITV News

A series of educational events have taken place across the Channel Islands to mark Learning Disability Awareness…

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Training cafe supporting people with learning disabilities scoops top award – Times and Star

A TRAINING cafe supporting people with learning disabilities has been given a top award. Workers at Whitehaven’s Cafe…

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How to make people with learning disabilities feel more included in society – The Conversation UK

People with learning disabilities can often find themselves feeling excluded when it comes to making decisions about…

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National recognition for ‘inspirational’ learning disabilities nurse – Ipswich Star

Sue Bridges, from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), has been shortlisted in the Learning Disability…

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BBC Four comedy drama to focus on learning disabilities – British Comedy Guide

BBC Four is to broadcast There She Goes, a five-part series about a family coping with a…

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People with learning disabilities urged to ask about their medication – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

STOMP, which stands for stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism, or both, with…

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New garden opens for adults with learning disabilities and autism – Fakenham & Wells Times

The popular garden at the Maltings, FitzRoy’s day and community service, was closed after falling into disrepair. It…

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Why we want Theresa May to walk in the shoes of people with learning disabilities – The Guardian

Just because someone has a learning disability doesn’t mean they don’t have a right to be listened…

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Petroc partnership is helping people with learning disabilities into employment – North Devon Gazette

A partnership between Northam Care Trust and Petroc is creating career opportunities for people with learning disabilities. Petroc…

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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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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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