Meet Jon our new Chief Executive

In this article Jon talks to our Digital Accessibility Officer Harry about his new role and what he thinks needs to change in the UK to improve the lives of people with a learning disability .

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"It’s given me a chance to be myself more.”

Mel has been going to our Me Time service in North London for 7 years, and - just like the plants he tends to in the garden there, he’s really grown.

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Finding ways to be seen, heard and valued

In his blog, Vijay talks about how being a football captain is much more than just a way to keep active. It’s also about confidence, inclusion, and socialising too!

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Do you believe in a world where everyone is seen and heard?

People with a learning disability have had enough of being ignored, mistreated, looked down on, treated like children - and sometimes, even locked away. 

Join our Do You See Me campaign to help create communities where people with a learning disability are seen, heard and valued.

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could answer a call from someone in crisis who reaches out to our Learning Disability Helpline for support.


could help a trained caseworker stop a parent’s loved one from being wrongfully locked up in a mental health hospital.


could help pay for urgent legal support for a family in desperate need of advice to prevent their loved one being admitted to an in-patient unit.

What is a learning disability?

For Learning Disability Week Harry, Mo and Dan made this video where they discuss the question ‘What is a learning disability?’

Being seen, heard and valued

The theme for this year's Learning Disability Week is: "Do you see me?" which is all about being seen, heard and valued.

We asked some people with a learning disability what they would like to say to people without a learning disability. Watch our video to find out what was said. 

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