"What is the Learning Disability Coalition"
The members of the Coalition are: What is the Learning Association for Real Change National Forum for People Disability Coalition? www.arcuk.org.uk with Learning Difficulties www.nationalforum.co.uk British Institute of Learning People First (self-advocacy) Disabilities www.peoplefirstltd.com www.bild.org.uk Down’s Syndrome Association SENSE www.downs-syndrome.org.uk www.sense.org.uk Foundation for People with Turning Point Learning Disabilities www.turning-point.co.uk www.learningdisabilities.org.uk Mencap United Response www.mencap.org.uk www.unitedresponse.org.uk Images courtesy of Change 1.5 million people in the UK have a The Learning Disability Coalition is a group of ten We need your help to make sure that there is learning disability. charities. All of them want to make sure that people enough money for people with a learning with a learning disability have the same chances disability to have the same chances and choices Just like all of us, they want to make their and choices as everyone else. as everyone else. own choices in life. The Government says that it wants to change things for people with learning disabilities so that To support the Coalition, please sign up online at They want to have: they have the same chances and choices as our website: www.learningdisabilitycoalition.org.uk other people. Or you can fill in your details below and return this • the chance to be really involved in their form to: community This means having rights as citizens, choice in daily • respect for the things they can achieve life, real chances to be independent and to be included in local communities. Learning Disability Coalition • support and care that suits them, so they can 123 Golden Lane live independently But at the moment a lot of people are saying that London this is not happening. They say that their services EC1Y ORT • real choice about where they live, and who with are being cut. • the chance to spend their spare time doing what they want to do The coalition wants to make sure that there is • training and education that meets their needs enough money for the changes that the Name Government has promised. • good advice about how to get a job – if they can • good healthcare from staff who have the • It is finding out how bad the service cuts are. Email address information and skills to treat people with a • It will talk to the Government about how to make learning disability things better. Telephone number • skilled support to help them with the changes • It will find out what changes are happening in that happen when they move from being a young this country and how they will affect people with person into being an adult. For more information about the Learning Disability a learning disability. Coalition visit our website at • It will try to find out the costs involved in giving www.learningdisabilitycoalition.org.uk people with a learning disability services that truly meet their needs.