Maidstone woman fulfils dream of taking on the London Marathon

Jennifer Fissenden, 33, from Maidstone will hit the streets of the capital on 23rd April to take on the London Marathon in aid of disability charity United Response.Read more

Chipstead woman takes on her 14th London Marathon in aid of disability charity

Kate Knight, from Chipstead, will take to the streets of London on 23rd April to run her 14th marathon for national disability charity, United Response.Read more

Kensington resident runs London Marathon to make a real difference

Christopher O’Neill, 24, from Kensington, is taking on his first ever marathon to raise vital funds for disability charity, United Response.Read more

PKF Francis Clark explore new route for the ROC 5K fun run

PKF Francis Clark recently deployed a senior team to take time out to explore the exciting new route for this year’s event.Read more

Birmingham woman takes on the London Marathon to prove “you can do anything you put your mind to”

Anna Palmer, 32, from Birmingham, will take on the London Marathon for the first time on 23rd April to raise money for disability charity United Response.Read more

Harris Begley and the Penventon Park Hotel invite local business teams to go egg-head to egg-head, for an Executive Gala Quiz Night in aid of ROC Wellbeing

The Executive Gala Quiz Night was recently launched by Ian Harris and Rajesh Joshi, together with quiz master Nathan Nicholson.Read more

One million disabled people blocked from work, finds CSJ

According to a new report by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), one million disabled people who are currently out of work want to find employment, but are blocked from doing so.Read more

Torquay pals take on first marathon together in aid of people with disabilities

Two good friends from Torquay, Nancy Fowler, 47, and Sam Darke, 50, are taking on the London Marathon together on 23rd April 2017 for the first time.Read more

Pub quiz in Welwyn Village to raise vital funds for disability charity

A local fundraising champion, Nikki Cowen, is hosting a pub quiz in Welwyn Village on Saturday 25th March, to raise vital funds for disability charity United Response.Read more

Spring Budget 2017: Response from Learning Disability Voices

Care leaders: The Chancellor must ensure people with learning disabilities are not forgotten amid new social care spending commitments.Read more

The ROC 5K is back with a brand new route

This year’s ROC 5K (3 mile) charity fun run will take place after work on Tuesday 27th June 2017. The annual event raises vital funds for ROC, which is now part of United Response, a charity which supports vulnerable people with learning disabilities.Read more

Easy News published today: future printed version suspended

The 25th Issue of Easy News is now out in print, but due to funding pressures, disability charity United Response is suspending printing of the award-winning accessible news magazine until a further means of funding is sought.Read more

Cross-sector response to Channel 4’s ‘Under Lock and Key’ Dispatches documentary

Providers of learning disability services expressed shock and disappointment at the scenes depicted in Channel 4’s ‘Under Lock and Key’ aired on Wednesday.Read more

Cornish Mutual in community day at the farm

A team of new staff at Cornish Mutual recently took part in a charity engagement day at Boscawen Farm, Blackwater, which is operated by learning disability charity ROC (now part of United Response).Read more

United Response makes key recommendations in response to the Government’s ‘Improving Lives’ Green Paper

Disability charity, United Response, has outlined 12 key recommendations in response to ‘Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’, following an extensive consultation with staff and people supported by the charity.Read more

Justin Madders MP visits young people with learning disabilities in Ellesmere Port

On Friday 20th January, Justin Madders MP visited four of his constituents in Ellesmere Port, to find out more about their lives and discuss the challenges facing young people with learning disabilities.Read more

David Mowat MP visits people with learning disabilities in their Wimbledon home

David Mowat MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Community Health and Care, today met with people with disabilities, who are supported by national charity United Response.Read more

Calls for Prime Minister to begin cross-party process on health and social care

United Response has joined 75 organisations and leading voices in signing an open letter to the Prime Minister.Read more

Andrew Jones MP discusses opportunities for people with disabilities in Harrogate over a cup of Yorkshire Tea

On Friday 6th January, Andrew Jones MP visited three of his constituents at their home in Harrogate to see what social care means for people with disabilities.Read more

Easy News: last issue of 2016 out now

National disability charity, United Response, has published the last issue of the year of its accessible news magazine, Easy News.Read more

United Response reacts to the Government announcement on social care funding

United Response CEO, Tim Cooper, responds to today's announcement on social care funding.Read more

Care leaders call for sustainable solution to crisis in learning disability services

Learning Disability Voices called on the Government to ensure adult social care remains sustainable, despite the front-loaded funds announced today.Read more

United Response chief executive addresses disability employment gap at Learning Disability Today 2016

Ahead of the release of the VODG report, ‘Closing the Disability and Employment Gap’, United Response’s chief executive Tim Cooper, spoke at the Learning Disability Today exhibition in London about closing the disability employment gap.Read more