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

Our visit to Westminster

Some of the people we support recently went to meet MPs to discuss accessible voting for people with learning disabilities. Matt and Jamie tell us how they got on.Read more

How Joe found friendship and success in a football team

Joe loves his football and is a mad Manchester United supporter, so when he got the opportunity to get involved with his local team, he jumped at the chance. Little did he know what success would lie ahead.Read more

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.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