Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

The importance of voting

The vast majority of people with learning disabilities don’t vote, but given the extent to which government decisions impact on them, projects to encourage more to vote are very welcome. It could be argued that people with learning disabilities are one of the groups most affected by government decisions. Decisions on health, housing, welfare, employment, social care and a range of other issues often have a direct impact on people with learning disabilities and their supporters. Such things as welfare reform and social care cuts have been reported to hit people with disabilities disproportionally hard. At least 25% of the


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