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 an award winning charity providing services for people with a range of learning disabilities and their families. We operate in Camden, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

Our extensive experience is in supporting people with disabilities including people with complex needs and profound and multiple disabilities. We place special emphasis on promoting family relationships, as this is crucial to delivering successful services.

To find our more about us and what we have achieved over the past year you can read our latest annual report here:

LDN London Annual Report 2022


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Our values

People with learning disabilities have the right to live with respect and dignity throughout their lives and to receive the support that they both want and need.

To make this happen we seek to apply the following values in everything we do.

  1. Inclusion

    You are a valued part of your community.

  2. Consultation

    You are asked questions about what you want and need. We listen to you.

  3. Choice

    You have the information and support needed to make choices and take decisions.

  4. Respect

    You are treated as a valued individual.

  5. Achievement

    You are supported to do the things you always wanted to do and the things that you never thought possible.

  6. Quality

    You have the right support to lead a full, happy and healthy life.

Malcolm’s story

“When my mum died I wanted to die and be buried with my mum, I did not know what to do, I was very unhappy and anxious and fed up. Gabby, Carol and Sharon from The Westminster Society helped me; they brought me to Croxley Road and found me a job to do.”

Our stories

Malcolm’s story

Our history

Learning Disability Network London (formerly the Westminster Society) was founded in 1962 by a group of parents who wanted improved local services for their own and other children with learning disabilities. 

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

Meet the leadership team