Learning Disability Wales

Learning Disability Wales is a national charity representing the learning disability sector in Wales. 

Everything that they do focuses on creating a Wales that values and includes every child, young person and adult with a learning disability.

LDW want all people with a learning disability to live as independently as possible in a place that they choose, and to have control over their lives. LDW believe that people with a learning disability can achieve this if they, their families and the people who support them have access to the best information, advice, training and support. They play a unique role in making this happen - through our own services, working in partnership with other organisations, and influencing policy. How they do this

  • Informing - website, Llais magazine, eNewsletter, social media, Easy Read service, conferences and events will keep you up-to-date with the latest news and issues that matter.
  • Educating - projects and extensive training programme can help you to learn and develop new skills.
  • Influencing - advise government and statutory bodies, including local authorities, health boards, Welsh Government, UK and European government.
  • Listening - use conferences, consultation events and social media to make sure they are always engaged with the issues that matter to people with a learning disability, their families and the people who support them.

You can also engage through more informal channels - contact them, or simply speak to them at an event.

LDW work in partnership with:

  • people with a learning disability
  • our members
  • Welsh Government
  • service providers
  • disabled people's organisations
  • advocacy groups
  • statutory agencies
  • parent and carer organisations

LDW promote real inclusion, personalisation and person-centred planning, and actively support the People First slogan: 'Nothing about us without us!'

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