Learning Disability England (LDE) is a new organisation launching today, Tuesday 14 June 2016. It brings together three groups of people – people with learning disabilities; their families and friends; and the organisations and people who work with them.
Speaking about the launch, MacIntyre’s Chief Executive, Sarah Burslem, said: “We are proud to be one of the first organisations to join LDE. It is so important that people with disabilities are properly represented and can ensure their voices are heard and we are delighted that LDE will lead on this; we will ensure our own work in this area links to the work of LDE.”
Gary Bourlet, co-founder of Learning Disability England said: “LDE is important because we want self-advocates to work closely with families, carers and organisations that work with people with learning disabilities to come together and work together. For far too long we have been working separately and our voices have not been strong enough on our own to make change”.