learning disabilities

Work & Education

Supported employment model: changing the recruitment processes to create more opportunities for disabled people

Emma Shepherd talks about how the Supported Employment Model can open up more opportunities for disabled jobseekers.

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Wellbeing & Fitness

69% of people with learning disabilities say the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted their mental health

Leonard Cheshire and Mencap have received funding from the Covid-19 support fund to help people with disabilities in the community…

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Entertainment & Culture

Disabled charities host virtual gigs to raise money during lockdown

With concerts and festivals cancelled and disabled people continuing to isolate, we round up three disability charities that are streaming…

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News

Disney Parks in court over disabled access violations

A lawsuit has been filed against Disney Parks over disability access violations whereby people with autism and learning disabilities no…

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Entertainment & Culture

Ade Adepitan MBE to be made a patron of learning disability theatre group Blue Sky Actors

Former Paralympian and TV presenter Ade Adepitan is to be made a patron of learning disability theatre group Blue Sky…

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Relationships & Sex

Navigating the ‘sex talk’ with your disabled teen

Navigating the 'sex talk' with any teenager is tricky. But this can particularly be the case if they have a…

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Entertainment & Culture

8 books with a disabled character as the lead or focus of the story

It's rare that you see a disabled character in a novel, let alone as the lead. Our writer, Raya, rounds…

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Lifestyle

Promoting mental health for people with learning disabilities

Mental health is something we all need to keep in check. But, if you have a learning disability, it's can…

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News

The real effect of austerity on people with learning disabilities

Listen Back in October, after Theresa May promised an end to austerity, we ran an article on a new book,…

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Work & Education

Step and Stone: a Bristol-based bakery training people with learning disabilities

Listen Disabled people are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people, and only one in every 16 people…

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