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Learning Disability Week 2024: Do you see me?

Learning Disability Week 24

This week is Learning Disability Week and the theme for this year is ‘do you see me?’ 

It’s a chance for us to listen to what life is like for people with learning disabilities and ensure their voices are heard.  It’s an opportunity for us to break down misconceptions, raise awareness, champion inclusivity and support everyone in our communities. 

Understanding Learning Disabilities 

A learning disability is ‘a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities, for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life’ (Mencap). 

People with a learning disability can take longer to process everyday tasks and activities and may need additional support with education, communication and learning new skills. 

The level of support someone with a learning disability may require can vary depending on their disability. Someone with a mild learning disability may only need help with certain tasks, whilst someone with a complex learning disability might need full-time care. 

What do we have planned for Learning Disability Week 2024? 

Lead the Way has a jam-packed week of events including an accessible walk and Chi Chi fit. Saalihah and Roy will be at Halifax Market on Thursday sharing stories with advocates.  

For over ten years, Lead the Way has been supporting people with learning disabilities in Calderdale live the lives they want to live.  

We provide 1:1 advice and information, run groups, events, and activities, and support people to access the health and social care services they want and need.   

The work we do is vital to help ensure that people with learning disabilities are seen and treated as equal members of our society and can feel safe and supported within their communities.  

You can help people with learning disabilities across Calderdale by donating here: 

Cloverleaf Advocacy: Help support people with a learning disability in Calderdale! (