Resources: Learning Disability Data and Advocacy

Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson

Jim is a consultant, researcher, coach and developer.

People with learning disabilities are suffering more from poverty, poor public services, austerity and discrimination.

This short piece of research gives data about some of the disadvantages that people with learning disabilities face and where advocacy makes a positive difference. Learning Disability in the Community: Problems Solutions and Advocacy appears at a time where people with learning disabilities are bearing a heavier burden of cuts to services and benefits, whilst public services are not delivering mainstream services like health and education equitably. The report is published jointly with Speak Out.

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