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Care England, the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care, welcomes Learning Disability Week 2022.

Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:
“The learning disability sector is one of the fastest-growing sectors in social care. As a result of increased demand induced by demographic factors, historic workforce issues and increased difficulties in the access to care, the pertinence of the learning disability sector is likely to grow and demand greater governmental attention and action than what has been previously given. This Learning Disability Week it is important for us to recognise the additional challenges these individuals face, to spread awareness for the millions of adults and children with learning disabilities and to celebrate their valued contributions to our communities.”

Learning Disability Week 2022, hosted by Mencap, runs from the 20th – 26th June 2022.

This year’s campaign’s theme will be on ‘Living Life with a Learning Disability.’ Highlighting how people with learning disabilities are reconnecting with their friends and communities. As well as to address the continuing issues many people still face after the end of COVID restrictions, such as poor mental health and anxiety.

You can get involved by visiting Mencap website

Martin Green continues:
“For this year’s Learning Disability Week, it is vital that the Adult Social Care sector receives assistance from the Government to continue to provide the necessary and vital care they provide to the 1.5 million people with learning disabilities, especially in the light of the pandemic and the extra obstacles it presents when it comes to providing outstanding care.”


Notes to editors:

  1. Care England is the largest and most diverse representative body for independent providers of adult social care
  2. For Care England press enquiries related to this release, please contact Mathew Willis (020) 7492 4845 or email mwillis@careengland.org.uk