Making a difference, changing lives

Our impact

People who have a learning disability have the same rights as everyone else. However, we live in a society where the rights of people with a learning disability are continually reduced and denied.

We want a society where people with learning disabilities are valued as equal citizens, with the chance to make full use of everything their community has to offer.

We work to ensure that people with learning disabilities are valued as equal citizens, making decisions about their lives at every available opportunity, no matter the level of their disability.

We have been making a positive impact and improving the quality of life of learning disabled Londoners for over 50 years. Read what some of the people we have supported have said about us and how we’ve made a difference in their lives.

LDN Mythbusters

People we support are breaking barriers and proving that stereotypes about people with learning disabilities are wrong. Like Sophie, who might have profound disabilities but lives an active life, with holidays, parties, concerts, dance and music classes and much more. Or Sarah-Jane, who enjoys going out and meeting people, and has a great sense of humour.

My story

LDN Mythbusters

Brenda’s lockdown garden

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.”

My story

Brenda’s lockdown garden

Zack’s Story about becoming a Support Worker

"I can say with absolute certainty that this is the best job I’ve ever had. Here is my story about becoming a Support Worker at LDN London" If you would like to find out more about becoming a support worker at LDN London visit our work for us page

My story

Zack’s Story about becoming a Support Worker

Make a difference

"It has been nearly 10 years since I joined LDN London and when I look back I feel grateful to have so many great memories of working with the wonderful people we support"

My story

Make a difference

Go get the vaccine!

Go get the vaccine! Watch our short film created with ADASS about why its so important to protect yourself and others and get the Covid vaccination

Join our team

Have you considered a career in care? Check out our film about being a support worker at the LDN London Join our team and make a difference #EveryDayIsDifferent #CareerInCare

Judges’ Special Recognition Award

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."

My story

Judges’ Special Recognition Award

Making A Difference Award

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."

My story

Making A Difference Award

Best Employer Award

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"

Best Employer Award

#everydayisdifferent

"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. "

#everydayisdifferent

Paul’s Holiday in Cumbria

“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.”

Paul’s Holiday in Cumbria

Sami’s Story

"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"

My story

Sami’s Story

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.”

Malcolm’s story