What has been happening to people with learning disabilities in Wales since March 2020?
The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped and changed a lot of the things we do, our relationships and the support people get.
Everyone has found these changes hard, but all our experiences are different.
People with a learning disability have had their own unique experiences that have to be understood and listened to so we can plan to make things better in the future.
This event is the first of several to highlight the effect the pandemic has had on people with learning disabilities in Wales. It will share what we have learnt so far from our research. We will share what we have learnt from the people with learning disabilities in Wales who took part in our study. We will explain the main things we have learnt and talk about what has happened to people.
We will also discuss what more we need to know to understand better what has happened, and what needs to happen to make sure people with learning disabilities in Wales have a say in making things better in the future. We will hold other events in the next few months to share more of what we have learnt from the study and to discuss what this means for services and policy now and in the future.
This event will:
1. Explain what the Coronavirus and Learning Disability Study is.
2. Share and discuss what we have found out in Wales so far.
3. Find out what more we should know about how the pandemic has affected people with
learning disabilities in Wales.
4. Discuss what the findings mean for future planning.
This event is hosted by the organisations that have been involved in running the Learning Disability and Coronavirus Study in Wales. University of South Wales and Cardiff University will be doing the study with help from the All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers, All Wales People First and Learning Disability Wales.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in understanding the experiences of lockdown of people with learning disabilities in Wales and what these mean for the future.
You can join us by booking a space here.
More details about the event can be obtained by emailing any of the following people:
firstname.lastname@example.org – Researcher
Gwen@allwalesforum.org.uk – Family Carers
When and where is the event?
Online via Zoom – Please book your place at the link above to receive the Zoom link
Monday 17 May 2021
1:00 pm until 2:30 pm
If you are a person with a learning disability and need any help or support to book a place please ring Tracey, from All Wales People First, on 07956082211
Where can I find out more about the study?
To see our previous posts regarding the launch of the study, please click here
To see our previous posts regarding the first findings and the opening of the second survey, please click here