Learning Disability England Academic Network

We’re building a new organisation, Learning Disability England.

It will bring together people with learning disabilities, their families and friends, and organisations.

We did a consultation to find out what people thought of our ideas. You can see the results here.

We are happy to say that a group of academics want to be part of Learning Disability England and help us make things better for people and their families.

They have written some Plain English information about who they are and what they will do.

Who are we?

We are a group of people who work in or with Universities.

We are teachers, researchers and students.

Why do we support Learning Disability England?

We believe it is important that people with learning difficulties and their families have a loud and effective voice.

We believe that lots of things people with learning difficulties and families have fought for are in danger of disappearing.

Things like independent living, support as and when you need it, enough money to enjoy life, help to get and keep a job.

We want to help.

How can we support Learning Disability England?

We can tell you about research in Plain English.

We can help you find things out.

We can try to find money to do research which self advocates and families say is important.

We can write blogs and tweets to support LDE campaigns.

We can meet with you to find out how else we can help.


Jan Walmsley