We create change. We work to change society’s perceptions of what a learning disability is and what a person with a learning disability can do.
Whatever a person’s level of disability, we support them to be as independent
as possible, and have every opportunity to live a full and meaningful life.
We make sure people feel valued, respected and empowered.
LDN supports people to make decisions about their life at every opportunity.
This means people we support are listened to and their choices are respected
– whether the choice is about what someone wants to eat, how they would like
to spend their afternoon, or how they would want to be looked after if they fell ill.
Without LDN London, Jackie would not have had such a dignified and peaceful death.
Matthew had a problem with making nuisance 999 phone calls. We worked together with the police to set up an art gallery to show his art work, and help him to change his behaviour
Our team supported a family to understand their son's diagnosis and were there with help and advice every step of the way.
We fundraise to tackle social isolation, the vulnerability of loneliness, the impact of poverty, the exclusion from the workplace, the homelessness, the exposure to hate crimes and poor health outcomes for people with learning disabilities.
During lockdown, Brenda was stuck inside a lot and missed going out. With help from Marcus, her support worker, she created an indoor garden. Marcus said: “Brenda and I missed our trips out together, so we brought the outside in.”
Cecilia, one of our team managers won the Judges’ Special Recognition award at the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards 2019. "Cecilia is clearly highly skilled at person centred care. In an alien situation, she excelled, organising support for an individual with learning disabilities so that they understood and could make choices about their end of life experience. Cecilia went the extra mile, having the difficult conversations, building new relationships with clinical teams and helping other people in the service to come to terms with their friend’s death. The judges were blown away by her extraordinary story."
We are delighted that our CEO Gabby Machell won the ‘Making a Difference Award’ at the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards on Friday 6th December 2019. "This winner’s dedication shone through to the judges. They described this winner as ‘exceptional’, leading with their heart and their head in terms of strategic details. The winner is a role model for their employees and has inspired loyalty and trust within their organisation, expecting the values to be embedded by all the ‘family’ of staff."
We are pleased to announce that we are the Skills for Care Accolade 2019 Winner of Best Employer of over 250 people. Skills for Care Accolades celebrate adult social care employers committed to delivering high quality care. "We are delighted – and wanted to thank our teams for the value they place in providing care"
"It’s really good – just go for it and do all you can."
"I started in November 2017 as a support worker, after studying health and social care, public health, at university. I attended all the training. It’s really nice working with service users, completely different – in a good way – from studying. You get to know the service users and get to know them better. LDN London push you too – they encourage you. "
“Since LDN London started supporting me I have been going out loads more than I used to. I had my first holiday in years and went for an activity weekend in Cumbria – it was a great weekend.”
"I came to know the Westminster Society as my brother, who is autistic, attended the nursery in the late 1990’s. We also both attended the playscheme during the half-term which was fun and I have kept many good memories"
“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.”