Who we are

Learning Disability England brings together people with learning disabilities, families, friends and professionals from all over the country. Click below to find out more about the people who make Learning Disability England:


Representative Body


Board of Trustees

Lifetime Members


Gary Bourlet 

Gary has been a self-advocate for over 30 years and is co-founder of Learning Disability England. Before this he founded People First England. Gary has a vast amount of experience in working with the media and has appeared on Channel 4 and in the Guardian. He is a civil rights campaigner, and brought the People First movement to England.
Twitter: @BourletGaryLDE

Alicia Wood 

Alicia Wood is co -founder of Learning Disability England and formerly CEO of Housing and Support Alliance. She was interim CEO for Learning Disability England. She now works with Dimensions as Head of Public Affairs and is an elected member of the Representative body. In this role, she continues to support Learning Disability England.
Twitter: @AliciaWood___