Tag Archives: Learning difficulties

People with learning disabilities need friends

Contributing to society and being part of a community increases dignity and independence

The most important thing we can do as an organisation is to hear first-hand from those we support. That’s why Brandon Trust launched its first annual 100 Voices conference four years ago, bringing together as many of the people we support as possible.

Over those years we have discussed some of the most pressing issues they face; such as accessing transport, securing meaningful employment and the ugly but undeniably pressing issue of hate and mate crime.

Disabled help scheme could be continued

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: August 05, 2014

Scheme that should be continued

A SUCCESSFUL travel scheme which helps youngsters in Sudbury and Doveridge with special educational needs get out and about could be continued.

Derbyshire County Council’s training helps youths with reduced mobility, learning difficulties or low confidence use public transport.

Its contract with the National Star Foundation is due to end in September next year but a proposal to go out to tender for three years of the training will go to the cabinet meeting for children and young people on Tuesday.

Read more at http://www.uttoxeter-news.co.uk/Disabled-help-scheme-continued/story-22049261-detail/story.html#YYLEsKT2BdCbXdX5.99

Disabled people take part in football tournament in Edmonton

People with learning disabilities held their own special Olympic tournament

 Disabled people take part in football tournament

People with learning disabilities held their own special Olympic tournament as part of a scheme to get them involved in sport.

One-to-One Enfield held a football match at the Southbury Leisure Centre, in Southbury Road, Enfield, in association with Special Olympics Great Britain.

Part of the Unified Sports initiative, it enables people of all ages with learning disabilities to practice and play together on the same teams as people of all ages.