Learning Disability Week (22nd June - 28th June) is a national week of campaigning to raise awareness about the issues that are important to people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.
The theme for this year is to raise the profile of the 'Changing Places, Changing Lives' campaign, which aims to enable people with complex disabilities to have their personal care needs met in the community by providing fully accessible toilets in all major public areas, including a hoist, changing bench and lots of space.
To find out more about the 'Changing Places, Changing Lives' campaign visit www.mrncap.org.uk
Cllr Jacqui Seymour, Cabinet Member for Adult and Consumer Care, said: "Everyone in our community has the right to live a full and active life, and to be treated fairly. By raising awareness of learning disabilities and how these affect people we can be educated to ensure we are inclusive, open and understand how people with different needs can still do the things we enjoy doing."
To find out more about Learning Disability services in Telford and Wrekin contact Kit Roberts, Telford & Wrekin Council's Adults with Learning Disabilities Business Unit Manager, on 01952 381953.
To find out more about 'Taking Part' - an independent service for people with learning disabilities call 01952 597434.
The Wellington News, 18th June 2009