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Dancing for fun and inclusivity

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Jen Blackwell in the dance studio

DanceSyndrome is an award winning dance charity based in Lancashire with a special focus on including everyone, with or without disabilities. Jen Blackwell has Down's syndrome and is the founder of this amazing enterprise. Julie Nicholson, Managing Director of the charity, is proud to share her story.

Learning Disability Week: reminding us to reconnect

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Couple holding hands in green meadow.

Learning Disability Week, in common with many awareness raising events this year, focuses on post-pandemic reconnection. People with learning disabilities and those who support them continue to process the difficulties of the last two years and reacquaint themselves with society.

Friendships matter

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Friends embracing

Andrew Reece, head of the integrated learning disability service for Camden Council, has always struggled with how the social care sector measures ‘what good looks like’, particularly in the context of supporting people with learning disabilities to make and sustain friendships. In this blog for DHSC's Social Care site, he proposes an alternative approach to help everyone get it right.

Designing services for people living with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges

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We bring you another in the series of blogs from our friends at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. This time, Jonathan Senker, Chair of the Committee for the NICE guideline on learning disabilities and Chief Executive for …