Our vision is to enable learning disabled Londoners to stay healthy, be safe, and to live well in a society where people with learning disabilities are valued as equal citizens having the chance to make full use of everything their community has to offer just like everybody else.
Learning Disability Network London (formerly the Westminster Society) is a charity which supports adults and children with learning disabilities and their families across London. We provide different levels of support, from a few hours a week up to round-the clock care.
Our services include supported living, domiciliary care, outreach, respite, family and community support. We help people we support and their families to choose what’s right for them.
We believe that every person with a learning disability has the right to stay healthy, be safe and live well, and have access to the same opportunities as everyone else.
To achieve our purpose, we have values that run through everything we do. Our services are therefore delivered on the principles that the people we support:
LDN London (formerly The Westminster Society) was founded in 1962 in Marylebone, London, by six women, who wanted a better life for their children and other people with learning disabilities. Because they lived in a society which discriminated against people with learning disabilities, giving them few opportunities, they created a charity to change things.
The photograph opposite is one of the founders of LDN London (formerly the Westminster Society), Vi Mullins and her son Steven who was one of the first children to be supported by us. Since then the charity has grown considerably and has expanded to support both adults and children. Today, we deliver services in Westminster, Camden, Islington, Harrow, and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. We provide registered care, supported living, intervention and preventative services, short breaks, community services, and domiciliary care. We also provide family support services through our Family Support Worker and Early Help and Portage service.
This year we are celebrating our 60th Anniversary as a charity supporting people with learning disabilities. You can take a look at the development of our name and logos over the years here: LDN London Timeline