Learning Disabilities Resources
NHS England Newsletter issue 10 is in an easy read format and contains information on looking after your teeth, mindfulness (learning to settle your mind and relax), reducing restrictive practices, stopping people dying too soon, social prescribing (getting help through other things rather than medicines and treatment)
Financial and Employment Information
The i-work team can provide support to help you find employment
Disability Nottinghamshire is a registered charity promoting the independence and choice of all persons with disabilities and impairments within Nottinghamshire. They provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and advocacy in respect of any aspect of disability to people with disabilities and impairments, their carers, friends and families as well as professionals and students. They also provide help and advice regarding benefits and can help with completing applications.
Towards Work aims to support those first vital steps towards gaining employment through a personalised service and support to overcome barriers an individual might face.
Portland College is a leading specialist college working with disabled people to develop their employability, independence and communication skills - and with employers to create an inclusive workforce and support business growth
Onup is a social enterprise project for young people with learning differences providing opportunities to develop skills and contribute to the community
The Adventure Service is a company that provides outdoor adventure activities for all people, especially working closely with those with learning disabilities
Rumbletums is a community cafe and a supported training project for young people with a learning disability, some of whom may also have an additional physical disability
Pulp Friction provides work experience for young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to develop work-readiness, social and independence skills by training members in catering and hospitality settings
Stay Up Late is a charity that promotes full and active social lives for people with learning disabilities
Disability Tennis is a fun session of light tennis coaching for players with learning difficulties and/or autism, designed to help players to engage with sport in a friendly, social manner
Eastwood Youth Link Club is a youth club for young people with disabilities aged 13-24 years
Aspley YMCA Disability Football Club is an inclusive football session for those aged 10-18 years
Dig In Community Allotment Stapleford run by local people for local people and is open to all whatever your age or level of ability