Langdon Foundation founder Barry Welck made MBE for services to people with learning disabilities

A father from Radlett who set up a charity to help those with learning difficulties said being listed in the Queen’s birthday honours list was the “icing on the cake”.Barry Welck co-founded the Langdon Foundation 22 years ago and will be made an MBE for services to education for people with learning disabilities.Mr Welck said… Read More Langdon Foundation founder Barry Welck made MBE for services to people with learning disabilities

Change isn’t happening fast enough for people with learning disabilities

It’s been three years since the BBC exposed shocking abuse at the Winterbourne View hospital in Gloucestershire. For a variety of reasons, change isn’t happening fast enough. In the wake of the exposé, a deadline was set to move all people with learning disabilities from inappropriate out-of-area services: 1 June 2014. That date has now… Read More Change isn’t happening fast enough for people with learning disabilities

Short-term planning blights the lives of people with learning disabilities

In a bid to understand how local authority pressures are affecting the 1.14 million people with learning disabilities in England, FitzRoy spoke to 100 of England’s 152 local authorities about social care decision-making.We found that the focus on spending cuts in local government is creating systemic pressures leading to short-term planning for adults with learning… Read More Short-term planning blights the lives of people with learning disabilities

New Year’s Honours: BEM for Cromer woman who has pioneered services for people with learning disabilities

Ms Dalton-Hare is chief executive of About With Friends, which began in a small way at her home.But, 12 years on, the charity has its own base in Holt Road, Cromer, offering about 160 children and adults with learning disabilities numerous opportunities to take part in work and social activities.About With Friends organises social events,… Read More New Year’s Honours: BEM for Cromer woman who has pioneered services for people with learning disabilities

New organisation for people with learning disabilities opens offices in Stroud

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Voices, a social enterprise run by and for people with learning disabilities, has celebrated the opening of its new premises in Stroud.The self-advocacy organisation, which has around 400 members across the county, opened its new offices in Lansdown on Thursday, December 5.A special ceremony to mark the occasion was attended by Gloucestershire County Council’s… Read More New organisation for people with learning disabilities opens offices in Stroud