New pioneering easy read health resources for people with learning disabilities7 September 2011,
New materials will make it easier for doctors and nurses to help their patients with learning disabilities to understand some common health problems.
Raising aspirations of young people with learning disabilities26 August 2011,
Work needs to be explored as a realistic option for school leavers with learning disabilities and one of the best ways to achieve this is for others to act as role models.
Valuing People Now19 August 2011,
There is a lot more that needs to happen to enable people with learning disabilities and their families, with a range of diversity and needs, to engage, feel empowered and receive the services and support they need.
We need commissioners who understand the needs of people with learning disabilities5 August 2011,
The system failings shown up by the latest CQC report are only part of the story: big questions remain about how support is planned and commissioned for people whose behaviour challenges services or have mental health problems in addition to a learning disability.
Delight as actor with Down's syndrome joins the cast of Eastenders27 July 2011,
We're thrilled that an actor with Down’s syndrome will be cast in a mainstream TV programme as it provides an excellent platform from which to break down negative attitudes towards learning disabilities in the public.
New ground breaking Self-Management course for young people in Cardiff21 July 2011,
Young people are often worried about the stigma attached to mental health issues and we hope that being with other people their own age will help them feel more comfortable to talk about their experience.
Itâs no ordinary day when you get to meet the Queen!21 July 2011, Keith Bates
I was lucky enough to have been a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion for my work to improve employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities.
Our reaction to the the Fairer Care Funding report by Andrew Dilnot4 July 2011,
Today the Commission on Funding of Care and Support, chaired by Andrew Dilnot, publishes its final report, Fairer Care Funding. I was amongst those consulted by the commission.
Voice and Community: a project which addresses bullying and harassment1 July 2011,
Centred around raising awareness of hate crimes directed at people with learning disabilities, a collaborative project between the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities and Lemos and Crane tackles a really important and topical issue.
How the misuse and misinterpretation of language in society can cultivate stigma1 July 2011,
A word referring to a disability or mental health condition applied to mean something unpleasant or abusive further promotes the stigma and discrimination that many people are unacceptably subjected to in their everyday lives.