learning disabilities

What to expect when you go to have your Covid Vaccination

What to expect when you go to have your Covid Vaccination: A video for people with learning disabilities

The NHS in Devon is supporting people with learning disabilities to take up the potentially life-saving coronavirus vaccination.

GP surgeries are contacting people about booking the vaccine.

Recent engagement work, including focus groups with members of our community with learning disabilities, led by NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) suggests that the reasons for...

Inspiring event for young people

Young people with learning disabilities are being given a taste of life after school at an event aimed at inspiring decisions and providing choice.

‘Aspire’ is an event organised by Plymouth City Council for parents, carers and, most importantly, young people with learning disabilities to find out more about the options open to them after they turn 16.

This type of support is...

Charity calls for change in representation of disabled

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities is calling for a change to the language used about people with learning disabilities and the way they are represented in the media, in order to tackle the increase in bullying, harassment and hate crime.

Social media and the internet are places where high levels of bullying and hate crime are experienced by people with learning...

'Step Up 4 Respect' coffee morning helps to raise money and awareness

Over 80 people attended a coffee morning at Plymouth People First to learn more about the Plymouth Respect Festival and raise money for the ‘Step Up 4 Respect’ project.

Plymouth People First is an organisation for adults with learning disabilities and this will be the first time they will be attending the Respect Festival.

Dave Evans from Plymouth Group Support for the Fire...

Hospital's Project SEARCH seeks new interns

An award winning scheme that supports young adults with learning disabilities gain paid employment is holding a series of information events to attract new interns who could benefit from the project.

Project SEARCH is based at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, and helps adults with learning disabilities between 18 and 24 move towards paid employment by working in the hospital in a series...