“This is people’s lives …. being wasted whilst we wait for change” – Jordan Smith LDE self advocate representative
People with Learning Disabilities are still not treated as equal citizens. Another report tells us that people with Learning Disabilities are still dying younger. And that some children and young people remain locked in Hospitals because there is nowhere else for them to go. Read more “No more reports – time for action together, sharing power and expertise”
Like a lot of others, people connected to Learning Disability England have been talking about the Panorama Programme that is on tonight.
We all think it is going to be a really hard and distressing programme to watch. Some people have said they will not watch it tonight but maybe on catch up later when they can watch with others. Some people have said they feel they must watch it and face the reality of what is exposed. Read more “The long-term reality for people and their families”
My Life, My choice, a self-advocacy organisation in Oxfordshire (and LDE member) have started a campaign asking organisations that work with people with learning disabilities to ‘Walk it like you talk it’ and employ people with Learning Disabilities.
Learning Disability England has started working with 5 self-advocacy or human rights organisations as 1 of 7 social movements for better health that Nesta is supporting over the next year. Read more “Health Through Rights – Self Advocacy as a Social Movement”