Learning Disability Week


Learning Disability Week raises awareness of issues important to people with learning disabilities. In 2019, the annual campaign, led by Mencap ran from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 June with the theme of sport and inclusion.

Sport and physical activity can boost health and wellbeing and reduce loneliness and isolation for people with and without learning disabilities. To challenge negative views towards people with a learning disability, Mencap are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved with inclusive sporting activities in their local communities. 

Learning Disability Week 2019

During the week, we shared some stories from Sanctuary Supported Living residents who do not let their learning disability stop them from participating in physical activity, and highlight the benefits they have experienced through sports. Learning disabilities are not barriers to an active, fulfilling and independent life.

Follow #LDWeek19 on Twitter to join the discussion around learning disability and sport.

For more information about our disability services, see our disability pages, read our latest News stories or find a service near you.

Usha with her darts sheild

Residents blogs

Read our blogs written by residents especially for national Learning Disability Week:

Coley Anderson using the on-site gym at Sanctuary Supported Living's Victoria Road scheme in Hartlepool.

Life Stories

Read new Life Stories that we’re sharing for national Learning Disability Week:

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