Learning Disability APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To look at the issues facing people with a learning disability and their families. The group looks at the key issues of the day, across areas including health, social care, education, employment and benefits.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Learning Disability

1. Closed consultation: Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff
12/04/2019 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff A consultation Contents

2. Closed consultation: Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff
12/04/2019 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff Please tell us what you

3. Learning Disability
18/09/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: PAPER Number 07058, 18 September 2018 Learning Disability - policy and services By Elizabeth Parkin

4. Institute of Development Studies - written evidence
06/03/2019 - Inquiry: DFID's work on disability - International Development Committee
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Found: Development Committee Inquiry: DFID's work on disability Institute of Development Studies (IDS) evidence

5. LeDeR third annual programme report: government response
12/02/2020 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: The Government response to the third annual Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Learning Disability

1. Health: Learning Disability and Autism Training
10/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: steps they are taking to mandate training on learning disability and autism for all health and social care - Speech Link
2: therapeutic resources to empower people with learning disability and autism and to educate those who support - Speech Link

2. Learning Disabilities Mortality Review
15/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: the response given to an Urgent Question on the learning disabilities mortality review originally made - Speech Link
2: with a learning disability have worse physical and mental health than people without a learning disability - Speech Link

3. Learning Disabilities Mortality Review
15/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: deaths among those of our population with a learning disability and to addressing the persistent health inequalities - Speech Link
2: Minister doing now to ensure that no more people with learning disabilities die early because of poor care?Lastly - Speech Link
3: recommendations that improve care for people with learning disabilities and autism and address the shameful - Speech Link

4. Autism and Learning Disability Training: Healthcare Professionals
22/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: e-petition 221033 relating to autism and learning disability training for healthcare professionals.It - Speech Link
2: professionals has never had training on learning disability or autism. This is unacceptable. Two thirds - Speech Link

5. Covid-19: Effect on People with Learning Disabilities
15/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people with learning disabilities.It is a great pleasure to - Speech Link

6. Covid-19: People with Learning Difficulties and Autism
05/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: have put in place to meet the needs of those with learning difficulties and autism during the COVID-19 pandemic - Speech Link
2: serious risks and challenges for people with a learning disability and autistic people. That is why we have - Speech Link
3: appreciate that, as he said, people suffering from learning difficulties have particular problems when isolated - Speech Link
4: specifically at charities that are supporting those with learning difficulties to ensure that they get the support - Speech Link
5: would like to pay tribute to the work of the learning disability and autism advisory group for its social - Speech Link
6: facing many parent carers of people with a learning disability who are older people, who often themselves - Speech Link
7: often the overlooked supporters of those with learning difficulties and autism. The plight of those families - Speech Link
8: infection control in day centres for those with learning disabilities and autism is extremely challenging - Speech Link

7. Mental Disorder: Autism and Learning Disabilities
05/11/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Health Secretary promised to detach autism and learning difficulties from mental health legislation. That - Speech Link
2: Government are committed to ensuring that people with learning disabilities and autistic people have the best - Speech Link
3: friend has rightly highlighted, neither autism nor learning difficulties are mental health conditions. These - Speech Link
4: of Psychiatry last week, proposing that learning disability and autism should be removed from the Mental - Speech Link
5: Government accept completely that autism and learning disability are not mental disorders. The question is - Speech Link

8. People with Learning Disabilities
06/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: taking to address the treatment of people with learning disabilities and complex needs in in-patient units; - Speech Link
2: undercover filming appeared to show patients with learning disabilities being mocked, intimidated and restrained - Speech Link

9. People with Disabilities: Reporting Abuse
17/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: adequacy of the support received by people with a disability when they report any form of abuse to appropriate - Speech Link
2: children, young people and adults with a learning disability or autism, their families and carers. We - Speech Link
3: Service, disabled people and those with a learning disability are at a higher risk of crime, particularly - Speech Link
4: issue: she is absolutely right that those with learning disabilities are more at risk from hate crimes - Speech Link
5: that there are various ways in which people with disability might be prevented from reporting abuse in the - Speech Link

10. Health Inequality: Autism and Learning Disabilities
10/05/2018 - Grand Committee

1: necessary by the ongoing poor treatment of people with learning difficulties in the health service. The report - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Learning Disability
1. Coronavirus: Learning Disability
asked by: Rachael Maskell
03/06/2020
... how many people who have died from covid-19 had a learning difficulty; and what estimate he has made of the infection rate for people with a learning difficulty.

2. Coronavirus: Learning Disability
asked by: Barbara Keeley
03/06/2020
... how many deaths of people with learning disabilities from covid-19 have been notified to NHS England by the Learning Disability Mortality Review in each week since 1 March 2020.

3. Learning Disability: Nurses
asked by: Lord Bradley
18/06/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government which universities in England and Wales provide undergraduate training places for learning disability nurses; and how many undergraduate training places for learning disability nurses will be available in each of those universities in each of the next three academic years.

4. Learning Disability
asked by: Baroness Jolly
27/05/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are putting in place to ensure that policies applied to people with learning disabilities recognise their individual needs.

5. Apprentices: Disability
asked by: John Hayes
10/04/2019
... what steps his Department is taking to encourage the uptake of apprenticeships among people with (a) disabilities and (b) learning difficulties.

Latest Questions
21 Current APPG Officers
Mark Harper Portrait
Mark Harper
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Forest of Dean
Joined: 24th November 2016
Baroness Hollins Portrait
Baroness Hollins
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Kate Green Portrait
Kate Green
Vice Chair
Labour - Stretford and Urmston
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Wigley Portrait
Lord Wigley
Officer
Plaid Cymru - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
3 APPG Memberships
Argentina , Hydrogen , Water
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Officer
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 24th November 2016
Barbara Keeley Portrait
Barbara Keeley
Officer
Labour - Worsley and Eccles South
Joined: 24th February 2020
Andy McDonald Portrait
Andy McDonald
Officer
Labour - Middlesbrough
Joined: 29th September 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Acquired Brain Injury , Epilepsy
Stephen McPartland Portrait
Stephen McPartland
Officer
Conservative - Stevenage
Joined: 24th November 2016
Lord Bishop of Ely Portrait
Lord Bishop of Ely
Officer
Bishops - Bishops
Joined: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Adebowale Portrait
Lord Adebowale
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Complex Needs , Social Enterprise
Baroness Thomas of Winchester Portrait
Baroness Thomas of Winchester
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
1 APPG Membership
Muscular Dystrophy
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Mark Harper MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5056.

Email: mark.harper.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Matthew Harrison, Royal Mencap Society, 123 Golden Lane, London EC1Y 0RT. Tel: 020 7696 6009

Email: matthew.harrison@mencap.org.uk

Secretariat:

Royal Mencap Society acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.mencap.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/campaigning/our-work-parliament/all-party-parliamentary-group-learning-disability

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
Royal Mencap Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
Value
£9,001
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
Royal Mencap Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£9,001
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
Royal Mencap Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£9,001
Date
15 Jul 2016
Source
Royal Mencap Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 15/07/2016 To : 14/07/2017
Value
£9,001
Date
15 Jul 2015
Source
Royal Mencap Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 15/07/2015 To : 31/07/2016
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Learning Disability APPG

Former APPG Officers
Paul Williams Portrait
Paul Williams
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Stockton South
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Tom Brake Portrait
Tom Brake
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Carshalton and Wallington
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Heidi Allen Portrait
Heidi Allen
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for South Cambridgeshire
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Justin Tomlinson Portrait
Justin Tomlinson
Officer
Conservative - North Swindon
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 29th August 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Durkan Portrait
Mark Durkan
Officer
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Former Member for Foyle
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
William Wragg Portrait
William Wragg
Officer
Conservative - Hazel Grove
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Chris Heaton-Harris Portrait
Chris Heaton-Harris
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Daventry
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Rix Portrait
Lord Rix
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Deceased - 20 August 2016
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016
No other APPG Memberships