Learning Disability Wales is looking for young disabled people to join the new Welsh Youth Parliament
Applications are now open for young disabled people interested in being a Welsh Youth Parliament Member and representing the views of other young disabled people.
Wales will be launching the first youth parliament in January 2019 and Learning Disability Wales is one of the partner organisations supporting young disabled people to have a voice.
We have now opened applications for young disabled people to join the youth parliament through Learning Disability Wales. For more information and how to apply please visit our Welsh Youth Parliament page.
About the Welsh Youth Parliament
- 60 young people will make up the Welsh Youth Parliament.
- 40 young people will be elected from constituency areas.
- 20 young people will be elected through partner organisations.
- They will be the Youth Parliament Member for 2 years from January 2019 to December 2021.
- Young people must be aged 11 to 17.
- Young people must live in Wales or be educated in Wales.
- Learning Disability Wales will be electing 2 young people to represent young disabled people.
Getting involved through Learning Disability Wales
Who we are looking for?
- Someone between the ages of 11 and 17 (No older than 17 on November 25th 2018).
- A young disabled person.
- Someone who can listen to others.
- Someone who is good at communicating (using their own way of communication).
- Someone who will ask for support if needed.
- Someone with good people skills.
- Someone who can be reliable with the correct support.
We are not looking for someone who is perfect already. There may be things that you are not sure about or would need training in. Please do not let this put you off applying.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on November 1st 2018.
For more information and how to apply click here
Learning Disability Wales Annual Conference
Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 November 2018
Newport, South Wales (Accessible venue)
“All our futures” will focus on issues from childhood, through adulthood and into older age reflecting relevant key laws and policies in Wales: Improving Lives Programme, Well-being of Future Generations Act, Social Services and Well-being Act and Prosperity for All.
We will have a lively mix of interactive and informative workshops, speakers and drama including:
- Huw Iranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care
- Sally Holland, Children’s Commisioner for Wales
- Community solutions
- Using technology
- Improving lives programme
- Hijinx Theatre
For further information, prices and booking visit our website
We still have some great sponsorship opportunities and exhibiting opportunities available. If you would like any more information about these please call me on 02920 681161.
Learning Disability Awareness Course
11th July 2018
This training will help you work and act in a more inclusive way by understanding more about people with a learning disability and the issues affecting them in everyday life.
The course is led by, and will look at the experiences of, people with a learning disability and how services and society affect their lives. The course will help you examine how you can contribute to this effect being a positive one.
You will be given the opportunity to
- hear people’s stories
- examine your own views and attitudes
- learn about the barriers people with a learning disability face
- explore how you can have a positive effect when working with people with a learning disability.
Anyone who’s working life means that they come into contact with people with a learning disability, especially in support / care settings but is relevant to people in all sectors including, leisure, retail or transport.
Also, if you have a number of people who all want the same training you could save money and time by arranging in-house training from Learning Disability Wales. For more information please click on the link below.
Please click on the link below to book your place.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Inacia Rodrigues on 02920681174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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In-house training enquiries
Effective Communication with People with a Learning Disability
This course aims to help those that work with people with a learning disability play a role in helping those they support live their life to the full and be included.
Delegates will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills, and learn about a range of communication concepts and techniques that can be used to facilitate effective communication with people with a learning disability.
12 April in Cardiff
Click here to see more information and to make an online booking.
This course is ideal for people working in a range of settings including personal assistants, support workers and learning disability service providers. Parents and carers will also benefit from attending.
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