"I'd tell my younger self not to worry": a mother's story

We’ve supported Callum, who is non-verbal and has low functioning autism, for ten years in North Shields. We speak to his mum Julia about her happiest memories, the advice she'd give her younger self and what a difference good support makes.Read more

Moving on up and living the student life

Meet five students with learning disabilities who are being supported to live the student life to the full, as part of an innovative project in Cheshire.Read more

"I've had rocky starts, but it's all come out good": how Ailsa is supported with her mental health needs

Ailsa Brown, who has both a learning disability and an undiagnosed mental health need. Read how she was supported at the Community Network in Cheriton.Read more

An amazing breakthrough

A traffic accident at nine left Diane with a brain injury and limited speech. Here we share how her support worker brought about an amazing breakthrough.Read more

Making Rachel Kelly’s salmon, pea and sweet potato fishcakes

Last week, I made Rachel Kelly’s salmon, pea and sweet potato fishcakes. See the end results, and get the recipe.Read more

The happy couple: how Nathan & Ria's love blossomed

We are heading over to St Anne’s in Lancashire today to meet Nathan and Ria - a couple in their early 30s who took the bold step just 6 weeks ago to move in together.Read more

United Response welcomes recommendations on closing the disability employment gap

Last week the Work and Pensions Select Committee published its recommendations on disability employment. United Response was very pleased to be invited to give evidence to their investigation.Read more

How my dream of going to Disneyland came true

My name is Sam. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Huntington’s Disease when I was just 19 years old. My dream was to go to Disneyland – here’s how it happened.Read more

Care Minister visits community residential service for people with learning disabilities

On Thursday 12th January, we were proud to host the minister for community health and care, David Mowat, at one of our residential services in London. Read more about the visit.Read more

5 ways you can fundraise for United Response

With 2017 well under way, it’s time to start thinking about your goals for the year. Why not fundraise for United Response, and show the world just how much you can raise for a good cause. Here’s 5 things you can do.Read more

‘It keeps me calm’: how art projects are helping people in London

Carole and Pat use their hobbies to keep active and build skills. We find out a little more about what they like making and the benefits of Active Support.Read more

Bringing in the festive season at the Stowmarket Christmas Fayre

Read about our Christmas Fayre in Stowmarket, which enabled people we support to welcome in the festive season among others in the community.Read more

Kayleigh's journey into employment

Watch a clip from the Learning Disability Today conference, on Kayleigh's journey into employment, presented by Kayeigh and her Support Worker Matt.Read more

Christmas Carol Concert starts the festive season

Our annual Christmas Carol Concert at St Peter’s Church on Eaton Square in London got the festive season under way. Read about the evening’s events.Read more

Our Christmas appeal

This year, help us give the gift of communication. Check out our social media to learn how technology helps people with learning disabilities communicate.Read more

What now for social care: The forgotten issue of the Autumn Statement

Social care was conspicuous by its absence from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement last week. What does this mean for the social care crisis?Read more

Finding work with a learning disability: Kevin & Andrew's story

Only 5.8% of people with learning disabilities are in employment. Read how Kevin and Andrew fought the odds to find jobs at Tesco and Anfield StadiumRead more

Tony takes his message to the heart of Parliament thanks to his local MP

Tony, who is supported by United Response in Chesterfield, had the opportunity to meet his local MP in Parliament. Read more about how he got on.Read more

Spring Budget 2017

Tell the Chancellor what good social care means to you and why it must be a priority for this budget.Read more

Two Ticks scheme is now Disability Confident

Disability Confident, a new and improved scheme from the Government has just been introduced, replacing Two Ticks. Here's what it means.Read more

How we’re tackling learning disability and autism hate crime

Hate crime is a prevalent issue for people with disabilities. That's why we're supporting Dimensions' 'I'm With Sam' campaign against learning disability and autism hate crime.Read more

A happy retirement after 20 years

Veronica Astor, the founder and service manager of Oakfield Day Service in Liverpool, is retiring. We find out how she got started, how social care has changed, and what she’s most proud of in her 20 year career with United Response.Read more

What does the Government’s Green Paper mean for the disability employment gap?

On Monday, the Government published their eagerly awaited consultation asking how to transform employment prospects for disabled people. Find out more about what this means and how we're responding.Read more

How to create a video postcard

We're re-launching Postcards from the Edges -- this time asking you what good social care is and why it's important. Here's how you can make a video postcard.Read more