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

Disability charity’s annual carol concert welcomes all to its festive celebration

National disability charity, United Response, invites the public to its annual Christmas carol concert in the stunning St Peter’s Church at Eaton Square on Wednesday 7th December 2016.Read more

Cheriton Community Network brings people together on Christmas Day

The Community Network, nestled in the heart of Cheriton High Street, run by disability charity United Response, will once again be open on Christmas Day for Folkestone residents to enjoy the festive day together.Read more

Government’s Autumn Statement fails to acknowledge the crisis in social care

Tim Cooper, chief executive of United Response, responds to the Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement.Read more

National disability charity, United Response looking for new Trustees to join their Board

In order to continue delivery of our developing business models and drive our new strategy, we are looking for three exceptional individuals to join our current Board of Trustees.Read more

Disability charity to sell beautiful hand-made Christmas gifts at Ilminster’s Market Square

Disability charity United Response will be at the market square in Ilminster on Saturday 19th November, selling hand-painted ceramics in aid of the charity.Read more

Issue 23 of Easy News continues to promote greater inclusion of people with learning disabilities in our society

National disability charity, United Response, has published the latest issue of its accessible news magazine, Easy News, featuring Team GB’s success in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, an update on the Syrian civil war and an overview of the US Presidential election.Read more

Disability charity relaunches creative campaign to highlight the importance of adult social care funding

National disability charity, United Response, has today re-launched its award-winning ‘Postcards from the Edges’ campaign in order to raise awareness of the importance of funding adult social care.Read more