Our Vision

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.

What we do

Team member offering a helping hand

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.

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Our values

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:

  1. are INCLUDED as a valued part of the community

  2. can make CHOICES and DECISIONS about their lives

  3. are treated with DIGNITY and RESPECT as valued individuals

  4. can ACHIEVE their dreams and aspirations

LDN London built trust to help a family to support their son

Our team supported a family to understand their son's diagnosis and were there with help and advice every step of the way.

Our Stories

LDN London built trust to help a family to support their son

Our history

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.

Steven Mullins and his Mother

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

Read our strategic plan for 2023-2026 to discover our plans and ambitions over the next few years.

LDN London Strategic Plan 2023-2026

Meet the leadership team