At the Open University, there is a group called The Social History of Learning Disability Research Group.
People with learning disabilities are part of their research teams.
Over the summer they researched started two research projects.
The first one was called Filling in the Gaps: The role of self-advocacy groups in supporting the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities through the pandemic.
This research looked at what self-advocacy groups have been doing during the pandemic and shares best practice.
The second project was Keeping Well and Staying Connected
This research is about if and how people with learning disabilities have been supported to use technology.
They wanted to if it was helping people keep well and stay connected during the pandemic.
We are holding a session on the 10th December at 2pm to share the research and best practice
This session is being funded through RTR who are supporting LDE to share best practice in self-advocacy.