Learning Disability Week
  • June 26, 2020

Learning Disability Week

Learning Disability Week is a great way to raise the awareness of learning disability across the UK.

Learning Disability Week 2020 will take place online from 15th to 21st June.

The theme of the week is the importance of friendships during lockdown.

Learning Disability Week is a national awareness week which takes place in June every year.

The week is a great chance to raise awareness about the issues that are important to people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been living in lockdown. This means that many people with a learning disability are feeling isolated, as they have been unable to see their friends and families.

We know that people with a learning disability already experience high levels of loneliness and social isolation and that this will only have been made worse by the lockdown. We want to show the importance of friendships to help with tackling isolation, as well as exploring the different ways of maintaining friendships during this unusual time including how to maintain friendships and working relationships, how to feel safe, supported and happier, and how technology has been used to help people keep in touch.

NHS England & Improvement Social Media Activity

Information and resources will be shared regularly

during the week by NHSEI’s National Learning Disability Team

via Twitter. You can give them a follow @NHSAbility.

Useful hashtags that can be used include; #LearningDisability 

#LearningDisabilityWeek  #Autistic  #FamilyCarers

You can find more information here:

www.mencap.org.uk/learning-disability-week-2020

https://www.learningdisabilityengland.org.uk/news-blog/

View printable bulletin Learning Disability Week Bulletin.

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