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

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