Learning Disability Week 2023
We're counting down to Learning Disability Week, which runs from June 19th - 25th. This year, Mencap's focus is all about busting myths about what it's like to live with a learning disability.
The 2023 campaign aims to showcase to the world some of the incredible things that people with a learning disability achieve. We want to smash misconceptions about what people can do while shining a light on the stigma many still face every day.
Every year Mencap coordinates Learning Disability Week - the campaign runs from 20th-26th June this year. Cloverleaf is supporting #LDWeek to ensure the world hears what life is like if you have a learning disability and to help:
- Smash stigmas and end discrimination
- Educate and raise awareness about learning disabilities
- Fight and campaign for a fair society
To find out more about Learning Disability Week from Mencap, click here to visit their website.
Learning Disability Week in your local area
This year Cloverleaf-run services are working in partnership with other local service providers to deliver several events across Kirklees, Calderdale and North Lincolnshire to connect with our local communities. Plans this year include picnic in the park events, workshops, trips and drop-ins.
Kirklees Involvement Network will be running a full week of events - details of which can be found below. For more information or to book a place, please email: email@example.com
Lead the Way is taking part in a special picnic in the park event on Wednesday, 21st June at Manor Heath Park, Halifax. Roy will also be walking the wards of Calderdale Royal Hospital to raise awareness about Lead The Way and talk about being an ambassador for adults with learning disabilities living in Calderdale.
In North Lincolnshire our Voice and Influence and Talking Lincs projects have teamed up to host a celebration event, bringing together the disability partnership board meeting and a special lunch with arts and crafts session in Scunthorpe on Wednesday, 21st June. For more information, please contact Maria Green on 07764 329254.
Keep an eye on our socials next week where we'll be sharing stories from people with learning disabilities on their own experiences in our community.