Learning Disability Week 2020

From 15th June – 21st June and the theme is The theme of the week is the importance of friendships during lockdown.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been living in lockdown. This means that many people with a learning disability are feeling isolated, as they have been unable to see their friends and families.

We know that people with a learning disability already experience high levels of loneliness and social isolation and that this will only have been made worse by the lockdown.

We want to show the importance of friendships to help with tackling isolation, as well as exploring the different ways of maintaining friendships during this unusual time.

Mencap

Find out more information:

Phone0808 808 1111 (9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday)

Emailhelpline@mencap.org.uk

Online: Complete our contact form 

Local Support

Option For Life

Options for Life is a not for profit charitable business providing a range of innovative opportunities for people with learning disabilities. They support people with learning disabilities to live their lives to the full and advance their personal development, enabling them to enjoy the same rights and opportunities as non-disabled people.

Tel: 0121 544 6611 

Email : reception@optionsforlife.info 

Jigsaw

Jigsaw increases community inclusion by offering social opportunities for people with a learning disability living in Sandwell and Dudley. They organise a range of trips, outings, regular activities and one-off events.

They have currently stopped activities due to the Pandemic but still want to offer support by phone and activities by post. For more details contact:

Website: www.jigsawevents.org

Tel: 07543 194887

Email: lizjigsaw@myphone.coop

Sandwell Learning Disability Team

Sandwell Community Learning Disability Team is a service for people over 18 years of age who have a diagnosed learning disability, are unable to access mainstream health services effectively and/or require access to a specialist health team.

Tel: 0121 543 4063