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

5 ways you can fundraise for United Response

With 2017 well under way, it’s time to start thinking about your goals for the year. Why not fundraise for United Response, and show the world just how much you can raise for a good cause. Here’s 5 things you can do.Read more

‘It keeps me calm’: how art projects are helping people in London

Carole and Pat use their hobbies to keep active and build skills. We find out a little more about what they like making and the benefits of Active Support.Read more

Bringing in the festive season at the Stowmarket Christmas Fayre

Read about our Christmas Fayre in Stowmarket, which enabled people we support to welcome in the festive season among others in the community.Read more

Kayleigh's journey into employment

Watch a clip from the Learning Disability Today conference, on Kayleigh's journey into employment, presented by Kayeigh and her Support Worker Matt.Read more

Christmas Carol Concert starts the festive season

Our annual Christmas Carol Concert at St Peter’s Church on Eaton Square in London got the festive season under way. Read about the evening’s events.Read more

Our Christmas appeal

This year, help us give the gift of communication. Check out our social media to learn how technology helps people with learning disabilities communicate.Read more

What now for social care: The forgotten issue of the Autumn Statement

Social care was conspicuous by its absence from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement last week. What does this mean for the social care crisis?Read more