Learning Disability Week 2023 (19 - 25 June) aims to show the world the incredible things that people with a learning disability can achieve and smash misconceptions about what they can do.
Paul Lakeland, Associate Director of Quality & Governance, said: “At Priory, we make amazing things happen every day to help individuals with a learning disability to live their life and we want to celebrate their achievements. The organisational roll out of unconscious bias training demonstrated that we are committed to busting myths about what people can achieve and that we will stand against the stigma many still face every day.
“For many people with a learning disability and their families, getting creative has been one of the ways to stay connected and positive. In our Adult Care homes such as Dolphin Lane in Wakefield, they use art as therapy and a way to connect with the community and build relationships. We know that people with a learning disability are up to twice as likely to experience mental health problems, due to many factors like discrimination and social isolation, art and creativity can be a route to tackle ill health and discrimination.”
Across Priory services we are aligned with the underlying principles of Learning Disability Week as every day we:
- Fight and campaign for a fair society
- Smash stigmas and end discrimination
- Educate and raise awareness about learning disabilities
Check out some of the latest news from our residential learning disability services:
- Kirklea resident Tommy moves into his own bespoke annexe
- Gateholme residents enjoy weekly discos at the home
- Progress House transforms their conservatory into an underwater-themed sensory experience
- The Lawrence supports resident Jennifer to complete arts and crafts qualifications
Get in touch
For more information on the specialist services Priory Adult Care provides across the UK to support adults with a range of needs, please contact us today on 0808 208 2147. Alternatively, click here to complete a short enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.