National Learning Disability Week 17- 23 June 2019

There are approximately 1050 adults and 125 children and young people with a learning disability in Tower Hamlets.

This year’s Learning Disability Week, which takes place from 17 to 23 June, the theme will be all about sport and inclusion. Sport and physical activity can reduce loneliness, isolation and lead to improved health and wellbeing. Inclusion and activities between people with a learning disability and those without help to improve attitudes and challenge negative views towards learning disability.

People with learning disability and representatives from partner agencies formed a Learning Disability Partnership Board in Tower Hamlets.

To mark Learning Disability Week, the Learning Disability Partnership have pledged to continue improving inclusion for people with a learning disability.

It will focus on the things people with a learning disability have said are important, such as:

  • Being able to do a wide range of activities and join in social clubs and community activities.
  • Having more suitable jobs and receiving help to get them.
  • Having more leisure activities, sports and physical exercise that are affordable.
  • Having more places to go and things to do in the evenings and weekends.

The Council and CCG commit to actively work to address and improve these areas.

The Living Well in Tower Hamlets – The Adult Learning Disability Strategy 2017 – 2020 highlights these areas and others that aim to improve the lives for people with a learning disability in Tower Hamlets.