What’s NEW

What’s NEW

Here’s all the latest updates and news from Learning Disability England.

We’re recruiting for an Administrative Assistant

Learning Disability England are recruiting a new team member to work with our Office Manager and help us do our job of bringing people together to be a strong voice on what matters to people with Learning Disabilities.

The Administrative Assistant will help make sure we keep in touch with members and support the team in their work alongside people with learning disabilities, their families and organisations that work with them

You can find out more in the job pack

To apply please send complete this application form

• c. £8,106 per annum
•  16 hours a week working days flexible
• Permanent
• Closing Date: 8am 24th June
• Interview Date: 2nd July in Faversham



No more reports – time for action together, sharing power and expertise

“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”

The long-term reality for people and their families

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”

The NHS Long Term plan – what our members say is important

We asked members what they think about the NHS Long Term plan.

The main points from what they said were:

  • People want to know more about what difference the Long-Term Plan will make to people’s lives – the detail on the actions


  • People told us they want to work with the NHS to make the plan happen – especially self-advocates who can lead training or organisations with particular skills and experience


  • There were ideas and suggestions for making people’s lives better. Especially on helping people leave specialist hospitals or stopping them needing to go in

We have written a plain English report about this. You can read that here

NHS Ten Year Plan Member Feedback April 2019