Learning Disability Week 2024

It is Learning Disability Week from 17th June to 23rd June.

It is Learning Disability Week from 17th June to 23rd June – a time to raise awareness, celebrate the achievements of individuals with learning disabilities, and support their inclusion in our communities. This week, let’s shine a spotlight on the importance of understanding and supporting those with learning disabilities, and explore the local events happening in South Manchester, Urmston, and Stretford.

If you would like to get involved with Learning Disability Week you can:

  • Campaign with Mencap to challenge the barriers that people with a learning disability face
  • Talk about and celebrate the amazing things that people with a learning disability are doing in your community.
  • Spread awareness of Learning Disability Week on social media by downloading and sharing our resources.
  • Donate to Mencap to help us continue to campaign for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives.
  • Click HERE to head to the MENCAP website.

Understanding Learning Disabilities
Learning disabilities are neurological disorders that affect the ability to learn, understand, and process information. They can vary widely in type and severity, impacting skills such as reading, writing, math, and comprehension. Common learning disabilities include dyslexia, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. It’s important to recognise that individuals with learning disabilities have unique strengths and can achieve great success with the right support and accommodations.

Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
At Home Instead we are committed to providing personalised care and support to individuals with learning disabilities and their families. Our trained carers offer practical assistance, companionship, and specialised care to help them lead fulfilling lives at home and within the community.

Local Events During Learning Disability Week
Engaging in community activities is essential for the well-being and inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities. Here are some local events in Manchester, Urmston, and Stretford that offer opportunities for socialisation, learning, and fun:

Urmston & Stretford Area:
Craft Session – The Toy House, Flixton
When: Tuesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Details: Engage in creative activities that stimulate the mind and foster social connections.
Contact: 0161 755 8185

Singing Together – Stretford Public Hall, Stretford
When: Monday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Details: Join a community choir to enjoy singing and make new friends.
Contact: 0161 989 1689

Art Club – Urmston Library, Urmston
When: Tuesday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Details: Participate in art sessions designed for all skill levels.
Contact: 0161 912 3189

Friendship & Activity Group (Dementia Friendly) – Limelight Centre, Old Trafford
When: Friday, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Details: A supportive group that combines social activities and friendship.
Contact: 0161 226 7186

Gentle Dance – Urmston Leisure Centre, Urmston
When: Tuesday, 9:15 am – 10:00 am
Details: A fun and gentle way to stay active and enjoy music.
Contact: 0161 749 2570

Manchester Area:
Arts & Crafts Group – Blue SCI Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre, Old Trafford
When: Tuesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Details: Explore creativity and make beautiful crafts in a friendly setting.
Contact: 0161 877 3719

Knit & Natter – Blue SCI Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre, Old Trafford
When: Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Details: Join a knitting group to learn new skills and meet new people.
Contact: 0161 877 3719

Community Café – Stretford Public Hall, Stretford
When: Tuesday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Details: Enjoy a coffee and chat with others in the community.
Contact: 0161 989 1689

Get Involved and Make a Difference
By participating in these events, you not only support Learning Disability Week but also help create a more inclusive and understanding community. Whether you’re a caregiver, family member, or community member, your involvement makes a significant difference.

For more information about our services or to find out how we can support you and your loved ones, please contact Home Instead South Manchester at 0161 884 0562 or visit our website.