Bowler wins gold at the Special Olympics

Sarah Davies, a 24-year-old bowler from Ellesmere Port, wins gold and bronze at the 2017 Special OlympicsRead more

“I couldn’t wait to nab a medal, which I felt I’d thoroughly earned.” – Lola’s RideLondon success

Our first rider to take on the new RideLondon 46 route, Lola tells us how it went...Read more

Facing my marathon hurdles

Darren joined our fundraising family back in October last year and has been fiercely training and raising funds ever since. He took on the London Marathon in April and has just completed the Swansea Half. But he doesn't want to stop there, he's got plenty more planned to keep up the running bug! We'll let him do the talking...Read more

Pedal power - my journey to RideLondon 46

Lola, our Head of Digital and Communications, is taking on RideLondon 46 this July. Check out their journey so far...Read more

Learning disability employment event a big success

Our Richmond transition services hosted an employability event aimed at promoting awareness and building momentum around disability employment. Read how they got on.Read more

One week left to register to vote!

With just one week to go until the deadline to register to vote, we want to make sure no one misses out on this important opportunity to use their right to vote.Read more

London Marathon runners raise £43,000

This Sunday we had 23 absolute champions run the London Marathon on behalf of United Response. Find out how they got on.Read more

An interview with Daniel Wakeford

Daniel Wakeford is a singer/songwriter who has autism and was previously on the Channel 4 TV show ‘The Undateables’. We managed to get a quick interview with him at his sold-out London show.Read more

David's story: training for my first marathon

With the London Marathon almost upon on us, David tells us about his first marathon experience so far...Read more

Register to vote in the upcoming local elections

With local government elections taking place across England, Scotland and Wales on 4th May, we want to encourage everyone to use their right to vote.Read more

My marathon challenge

Darren is running the London Marathon on behalf of United Response this year, with less than four weeks until the big day we check in to see how it's all going.Read more

Michelle Donelan MP visits people we support in Chippenham

Last week, we were delighted to introduce Michelle Donelan MP to people we support in her constituency. Here, she shares her thoughts on the visit.Read more

Evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on Transforming Care

Our Operations Director, Sarah Battershall, gave evidence today to the Public Accounts Committee on the Government’s transforming care agenda and whether the quality of care for people with learning disabilities is improving.Read more

Why the Blue Power Ranger is important

For World Autism Awareness Week, our Head of Digital and Communications, Lola Phoenix, shares what it was like to see an autistic character in the new Power Rangers film.Read more

Matt's volunteer victory

Matt, supported by United Response in Derby, has had his volunteer achievements recognised by winning an award.Read more

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

We’ve supported Callum, who is non-verbal and has 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