Learning Disability Week 2020

Learning Disability Week 2020

The following information is provided by Mencap, visit the mencap website for more details https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/learning-disability-week-2020#involved

Learning Disability Week 2020 will take place online from 15 to 21 June.

The theme of the week is the importance of friendships during lockdown

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been living in lockdown. This means that many people with a learning disability are feeling isolated, as they have been unable to see their friends and families.

We know that people with a learning disability already experience high levels of loneliness and social isolation and that this will only have been made worse by the lockdown.

We want to show the importance of friendships to help with tackling isolation, as well as exploring the different ways of maintaining friendships during this unusual time.

Ways to get involved with #LDWeek2020

Create a friendship flag

We know many people with a learning disability will be unable to see their friends in person at the moment.

So weโ€™ve created a pack to help you have a fun video call with your friends!

The pack includes how to make a friendship flag which you could make before your video call that shows all the things you like or miss about your friend.

You can then show your friends on your video call, hang it up at home or share it on social media using the hashtag #LDWeek2020.

Download your friendship flag here….

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