Bramcote woman receives award for helping young adults with learning disabilities

Bramcote woman receives award for helping young adults with learning disabilities Running a smoothie bar to support young adults with learning disabilities has earned Jill Carter a volunteering award.Jill initially set up Pulp Friction with her daughter Jessie – who has autism and OCD – as a hobby in 2009. But after thinking it might… Read More Bramcote woman receives award for helping young adults with learning disabilities

Continuing with their mission to see adults with learning disabilities receive equal support to those with physical disabilities, the Foundation for People With Learning Disabilities (FP) has today released a new report detailing disparities that still exist in the care sector.

Barriers to good health highlighted by ‘Feeling Down: Improving the mental health of people with learning disabilities’ include lack of access to crucial services, as well as serious issues with the general standard of provision adults with learning disabilities receive.The Foundation points out that stigma still holds sway over many people’s lives, despite welcoming recent… Read More Continuing with their mission to see adults with learning disabilities receive equal support to those with physical disabilities, the Foundation for People With Learning Disabilities (FP) has today released a new report detailing disparities that still exist in the care sector.

Adults with learning disabilities speak out to Swindon Council

A CHARITY which helps people with learning difficulties has invited councillors to attend a training course to help them understand the lives of their members.It follows the comments allegedly made by Swindon Mayor Nick Martin last year, and members of the Swindon Advocacy Movement has felt following debates have shown a lack of understanding.The charity… Read More Adults with learning disabilities speak out to Swindon Council

Thankful for program to help young adults with learning disabilities

My name is Anne Marie Fantin. My son Eric is 21 years old.He has been out of high school for three years and has an intellectual disability. When Eric graduated, we talked about him attending a post-secondary school; his interest was horticulture.We could not find a program or college that could accommodate his need for… Read More Thankful for program to help young adults with learning disabilities