New allotment in Blackpool thanks to gas company workers

United Response staff in Blackpool are celebrating after workers at a gas company gave up their time to help build an allotment last week for people with profound physical and learning disabilities.Read more

Government announces consultation to improve learning disabilities staff training

United Response CEO Tim Cooper responds to the Government’s announcement of a consultation to improve learning disabilities staff training.Read more

Support worker celebrates 15 years supporting people with learning disabilities

Doreen McElhinney is a registered manager for United Response’s East Devon Supported Living service, and is now celebrating her 15th year providing person-centred care to adults and young people in need.Read more

New Chair joins United Response

United Response has appointed Malcolm McCaig as its new Chair, effective immediately. Malcolm succeeds Maurice Rumbold who retires and steps down from the role he has held for the past decade.Read more

United Response to tackle disability hate crimes as new figures reveal huge surge

United Response is training its staff in Leeds to help people with disabilities and their carers spot the signs of hate crimes as new figures reveal a huge rise across Leeds and West Yorkshire.Read more

United Response hosts art exhibition showcasing Folkestone talent

Disability charity United Response is celebrating after hosting a week-long art exhibition showcasing Folkestone talent.Read more

South Korean disability group travels 5,000 miles to learn from United Response

Experts from South Korea have travelled over 5,000 miles to Wimbledon to meet staff from United Response to learn how it is helping to improve the lives of people with disabilities.Read more

Over £15k raised for United Response after a huge show of support from ROC 5K runners

Hundreds of people have turned out for Truro's ROC 5k, an amazing race to help raise vital funds for United Response, a charity which helps people with disabilities.Read more

United Response gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation

Staff at a registered care home for people with disabilities are celebrating after being awarded £4,560 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.Read more

World Cup Day for people with learning disabilities

Dozens have celebrated this year’s World Cup by taking part in a special football tournament hosted by United Response, which is encouraging people with learning disabilities to get more active.Read more

Jackie Maguire Inquest

In response to today’s (Monday 2 July 2018) conclusion of the inquest into the death of Jackie Maguire in 2017Read more

Joint committees' report recognises considerable challenges to social care sector

The current social care system is in a critical condition and vital services for people with learning disabilities are at real risk of collapse.Read more

Vince Cable quizzed by people with learning disabilities

The leader of the Liberal Democrats was quizzed by people with learning disabilities in a new charity campaign to engage people with disabilities in politics.Read more

Sarah Newton MP visits learning disability supported employment service in Truro

Minister of State for Disabled People, Sarah Newton MP, last week visited a national charity’s dedicated service which helps people with learning disabilities in Cornwall to find and keep a job.Read more

Marathon veteran and Croydon nurse plans to run 60 races before she’s 60

A nurse from Croydon who didn’t take up running until she was aged 43 ran the 50th marathon of her life in last weekend’s London Marathon.Read more

Spring Statement: Chancellor’s silence on social care was once again deafening

The Chancellor has today spoken of his commitment to investing in our nation’s future and building an economy which works for everyone.Read more

Charity runners on their marks to register for ROC5K run

Registration to take part in a popular and yearly Cornwall charity run, the ROC5K, has opened today (Wednesday)Read more

Richard Handley Inquest

Chief Executive at United Response Tim Cooper responds to today’s (08/02/18) conclusion of the Richard Handley inquest.Read more

Volunteers wanted: New year, new look for much-loved Shipley Park café

A popular Shipley Country Park café run by people with learning disabilities and mental health needs is in line for a refurbishment and new look for 2018 – with a little help from the local community.Read more

Provisional Local Government Settlement 2017 completely inadequate to address funding shortfall in social care, says United Response

Our chief executive, Tim Cooper, responds to a statement from Sajid Javid, the Minister for Communities and Local Government.Read more

Easy News out now: last issue of 2017 tackles major global events

National disability charity, United Response, has published the 30th issue of its award-winning accessible news magazine, Easy News – the last issue of the year.Read more

United Response bags £3,970 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

Disability charity, United Response, is delighted to announce it has bagged £3,970 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.Read more

United Response shocked and extremely disappointed by Chancellor Philip Hammond’s remarks

United Response CEO Tim Cooper responds to the Chancellor Philip Hammond's comments on productivity and disability employment.Read more

New podcast illustrates challenges of people with disabilities looking for work

National disability charity, United Response, has launched a new podcast episode, to highlight the challenges facing young people with disabilities looking for employment.Read more