Chair of the Health Select Committee visits people we support in Totnes

Yesterday, local MP and Chair of the House of Commons Health Select Committee, Dr Sarah Wollaston, came to visit people we support in the picturesque Devon market town of Totnes.Read more

RideLondon fundraisers cycle 100 miles for United Response

Chief Executive Tim Cooper, and Senior Support Worker Gary successfully cycled RideLondon's 100 miles route to raise money for United Response. Read how they got on.Read more

Therapy ponies visit Darlington to help improve the wellbeing of people we support

When a Service Manager in Darlington heard that someone she supports loved ponies as a child, she arranged for therapy ponies to visit. Little did she know the little horses would brighten up the lives of many others.Read more

Over £15,000 raised for United Response at Truro's ROC 5k run

This year’s 5th annual charity fun run, the ROC 5k, took place on Tuesday 26th June in Truro, Cornwall. Over 400 people turned out for an amazing race to help raise vital funds for people with disabilities.Read more

People with learning disabilities need to use their right to vote in local elections

Local and Mayoral elections are taking place across England, Scotland and Wales on 3rd May. We believe that everyone should have the chance to use their right to vote. Many people with a learning disabilities are not using this right to vote.Read more

London Marathon Runners raise over £41,000

Last Sunday we had 18 absolutely amazing runners taking part in the London Marathon on behalf of United Response.Read more

"There have been days where I wanted to give up and cry": my first marathon

Louise looks back on her marathon training experience with only two weeks to go until the big day.Read more

Charlotte's London Marathon Story

With less than 6 weeks to go until the 2018 London Marathon, Charlotte talks us through her motivations for running and how things are going.Read more

Digby celebrates 15 years at Tesco

Digby, a person we support at the Boot Shop in Easingwold, has received an award for working at Tesco for 15 years.Read more

Jack and I’s extraordinary day performing at the O2 Arena

Matthew, Jack's support worker, blogs on their extraordinary day at the O2, performing with the super group Choirs With Purpose.Read more

People with learning disabilities need an equal right to sight

United Response is supporting SeeAbility and their campaign to support people with learning disabilities to look after their sight. Read about what they’re doing.Read more

How Richard Handley's death has changed United Response

Richard Handley was a young man we supported in Suffolk. In 2012, he died in hospital at the age of 33. United Response was one of many organisations involved in Richard’s care and the one providing his day to day support. His death was a preventable one, and we all made mistakes which led to his death.Read more

Working with Asperger’s: our different paths to employment

We’ve launched our first ever podcast episode telling the story of 22-year-old twins, Shauna-Louise and Stephen, and the challenges they have faced in finding paid employment.Read more

Oliver's interview with acting student Matt

This week Oliver interviewed another person we support at United Response. His name is Matt, and he's studying performance arts.Read more

Saying goodbye to loneliness on World Hello Day

If the power of hello could be harnessed for something as idealistic as world peace, then surely it could be used to tackle other, more day-to-day problems?Read more

Kent basketball player competes in Special Olympics

Graham, a basketball player and person we support from Kent, has competed in this year’s Special Olympics.Read more

Our analysis of the Government’s U-turn on housing benefit

Our Head of Housing, Ben Harrison, shares his thoughts on the Government's latest announcement on supported housing and what it means for people with learning disabilities.Read more

How to create long-term employment success for young people with disabilities

This blog aims to answer three important questions: How do we support the young person to develop into their role? How do we support employers? How do we create an integrated workforce?Read more

Looking at social care and disability employment at Conservative Party Conference

Last week United Response attended Conservative Party Conference and held a panel discussion on the important issue of getting more people with a disability into employment.Read more

How to find the right work for young people with disabilities

This blog is all about stressing the importance of work experiences and providing some practical tips on how to find the right job further down the line for young people with disabilities.Read more

How Gerald was supported to go on holiday for the first time

When the team in Salford first met Gerald he was anxious and had no confidence. Support worker Jean explains how, a year later, he was supported to go on holiday for the very first time.Read more

York men win gold at the Special Olympics

A swimmer and a tennis player from York, who are supported by United Response, have won gold and silver medals at this year’s Special Olympics.Read more

How to support young people with disabilities into employment

This is the first in a series of blogs focusing on how you can help young people, regardless of disability, move closer to either paid work, self-employment, volunteering or social enterprises.Read more

Carlisle group to tackle social isolation for people with learning disabilities

A fortnightly social group is aiming to tackle isolation for the people we support in Carlisle.Read more