Equality - Learning Disability Today https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services Tue, 30 Apr 2024 11:55:20 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.1 Relationships and sex: what does good support look like? https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/topic/equality/sex-and-relationships/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sex-and-relationships Tue, 30 Apr 2024 11:22:26 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40888 Human figures are embracing together like snakes

People with learning disabilities and autistic people want to have relationships. However, institutional and attitudinal barriers may prevent them from exercising and enjoying this fundamental human right.

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UK government has made ‘no progress’ towards improving lives of disabled people, charity says https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/uk-government-has-made-no-progress-towards-improving-lives-of-disabled-people-charity-says/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=uk-government-has-made-no-progress-towards-improving-lives-of-disabled-people-charity-says Tue, 19 Mar 2024 16:17:19 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40705 United Nations in Geneva

The UK government failed to provide any ‘new evidence’ that it is improving disabled people’s lives at a United Nations hearing this week, according to Disability Rights UK.

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DNACPR conversations often happen too late or not at all, says Ombudsman https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/dnacpr-conversations-often-happen-too-late-or-not-at-all-says-ombudsman/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dnacpr-conversations-often-happen-too-late-or-not-at-all-says-ombudsman Fri, 15 Mar 2024 10:34:42 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40692 Do not resuscitate order

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has called for urgent improvements to the process and communication surrounding do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR).

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Channel 4 report highlights ‘exclusionary’ nature of new voter registration advert https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/channel-4-report-highlights-exclusionary-nature-of-new-voter-registration-advert/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=channel-4-report-highlights-exclusionary-nature-of-new-voter-registration-advert Mon, 04 Mar 2024 10:00:26 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40612

A new Channel 4 report, starring Ruben Reuter, highlights the exclusionary nature of the Electoral Commission’s new ad campaign which encourages members of the British Public to register to vote.

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When local councils go bust: who really pays the price? https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/topic/equality/when-local-councils-go-bust-who-really-pays-the-price/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=when-local-councils-go-bust-who-really-pays-the-price Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:41:53 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40555 Birmingham town hall

Birmingham City Council has announced a proposed £300 million saving plan to regain financial stability, but cuts from local councils are likely to impact disabled and older residents the most.

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Warwickshire councillors apologise following ‘derogatory’ SEND comments https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/warwickshire-councillors-apologise-following-derogatory-send-comments/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=warwickshire-councillors-apologise-following-derogatory-send-comments Wed, 07 Feb 2024 11:07:03 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40477 School children in classroom, SEND, special educational needs

Three councillors from Warwickshire County Council have issued apologies after they made “derogatory” remarks about children with SEND during a council meeting.

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Charities urge Netflix to remove use of ‘R’ word from Ricky Gervais show https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/charities-urge-netflix-to-remove-use-of-r-word-from-ricky-gervais-show/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=charities-urge-netflix-to-remove-use-of-r-word-from-ricky-gervais-show Tue, 19 Dec 2023 10:47:47 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=39833 The buttons of the streaming app Netflix, surrounded by BBC iPlayer, Speedtest, News and other apps on the screen of an iPhone.

Scope and Mencap have joined forces to call on streaming giant Netflix to remove the use of the 'R' word in a new stand-up show by Ricky Gervais.

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Falcon Flyerz: how an inclusive hockey team is breaking down barriers to sports https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/topic/equality/falcon-flyerz-how-an-inclusive-hockey-team-is-breaking-down-barriers-to-sports/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=falcon-flyerz-how-an-inclusive-hockey-team-is-breaking-down-barriers-to-sports Tue, 05 Dec 2023 12:16:17 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=39762 inclusive sports: hockey

In 2018, Jo Brown recognised the lack of sporting opportunities for disabled people in her local area and set up an inclusive hockey club: the Falcon Flyerz.

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Charity calls on government to improve disabled people’s access to sport https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/charity-calls-on-government-to-tackle-accessibility-barriers-to-sport/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=charity-calls-on-government-to-tackle-accessibility-barriers-to-sport Tue, 05 Dec 2023 11:09:04 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=39758 two people doing yoga

A leading sports charity is calling on the government to lay out a detailed action plan which commits to improving disabled people’s access to sport.

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Dimensions launches #NoTimeForHateCrime campaign https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/dimensions-launches-notimeforhatecrime-campaign/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dimensions-launches-notimeforhatecrime-campaign Wed, 25 Oct 2023 11:26:09 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=39155 Man sat alone at a table, looking out the window

Dimensions have launched a new campaign after research found 6% of the public admit to having physically hurt someone because of their learning disability or autism.

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