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Contraceptive choices for women with learning disabilities - an Open University research project

Contraceptive choices for women with learning disabilities is an Open University research project, supported by a grant from Open Society Foundations (Grant No: OR2014-12989). This inclusive project set out to explore women’s contraceptive decision-making and sought to include women with mild to moderate learning disabilities as well as women with high support needs. Between December 2014 and April 2015 we interviewed 19 women living in several locations across the United Kingdom. Read the Final Report.

The Welfare Reform and Work Bill: SHLD members attend All Party Parliamentary Group

On the 5th November 2015, Sue Ledger and Jan Walmsley from the SHLD Research Group attended a combined meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Learning Disability (chaired by Chris Heaton Harris) and the APPG on Disability (chaired by Lisa Cameron). The meeting was held to discuss changes outlined in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.

The Bill legislates for cuts to meet the government target of cutting £12 billion from the welfare budget.

Disability charities and MPs have raised a number of concerns about the impact of the proposed changes on disabled people and their families and carers.

You can read the Full Report, our Easy Read Summary of the report and Mencap's Easy Read Summary of the Bill below.

Full Report (Word)

SHLD's Easy Read summary of the Bill (Word)

Mencap's Easy Read summary of the Bill (Word)