Learning disability

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Halt shift to universal credit to protect vulnerable Britons, charities demand
Open letter to work and pensions secretary Thérèse Coffey calls for suspension of ‘managed migration’ from other benefits

Michael Savage Policy Editor

07, May, 2022 @9:00 PM

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‘Antiquated’ mental health laws in England and Wales set for overhaul
Mental health bill aims to limit detentions of autistic people and those with learning disabilities

Ben Quinn

06, May, 2022 @9:30 PM

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‘The job means a lot’: the scheme helping Send school leavers find work
An award-winning school in Essex aims to help improve job prospects of pupils with special needs

Rachel Hall

28, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Marvellous review – Neil Baldwin’s life story gets more amazing
Seven actors portray the charming friend to archbishops and circus stars in this freewheeling show

Mark Fisher

16, Mar, 2022 @10:45 AM

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‘It’s about what is right’: mother’s fight for shot at new kidney for autistic son
Amy McLennan tells of ‘horrendous’ experience of going up against NHS doctors in transplant battle

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

13, Mar, 2022 @2:16 PM

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Robbie Gordon obituary
Other lives: Hastings resident who took pleasure in the natural world, and loved the sparkly lights of Christmas

Peter Gordon

02, Feb, 2022 @5:55 PM

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‘It’s time for us to live our lives to the full’: Line of Duty’s Tommy Jessop on changing the world for people with Down’s syndrome
His parents hoped he might get a job in a library. Instead he became an actor, a campaigner – and a role model

Emine Saner

02, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘If she has a problem, she comes to me’: the retired care worker helping to fight local loneliness
Margaret Shiplee sealed her commitment to her Suffolk community by joining a befriending scheme. So we treated her with some flowers

Sirin Kale, the Guardian Angel

29, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Family of autistic man plan legal challenge over care conditions
Mother says her 24-year-old son’s care at a hospital in Cheshire is ‘worse than being in prison’

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

02, Jan, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Jean Bell obituary
Other lives: Member of the L’Arche Community in south London who produced colourful artwork and travelled abroad

Louise Heatley

29, Dec, 2021 @7:32 PM

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Brian Marshall obituary
Other lives: Frome resident with learning disabilities who told his life story, and helped others to tell theirs

Nicola Grove

24, Dec, 2021 @4:01 PM

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It’s so good to see people like me with learning disabilities in the media | Letters
Letter: It’s important to people with a learning disability that we’re part and parcel of society and represented in all aspects of life, writes Ciara Lawrence

Letters

03, Dec, 2021 @6:32 PM

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