Why independence is key to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities

Stephan Liebrecht (pictured), operational director of adults care and support at Barking and Dagenham Council writes on the importance of developing independence.   One of the big challenges we face in our disabilities service is providing residents with learning disabilities with the support they need to develop personal independence and have the best life opportunities … Read more

Disabled people at increased risk of death involving Covid-19- Article

Research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine finds that disabled people in England are at increased risk of death involving coronavirus (Covid-19) than non-disabled people.   Using the ONS Public Health Data Asset, the study estimates the association between self-reported disability and deaths involving Covid-19 are among more … Read more

After a year at home, children with disabilities deserve priority vaccination- Article

Much has been said about pupils in England missing months of education, but little about the plight of those shielding ‘Every day treading water is another day where teenagers are struggling at home away from friends and teachers.’ Photograph: Oleksiy Boyko/Alamy Thu 10 Jun 2021 16.46 BST They disappeared more than a year ago and many … Read more

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