Government failure to meet its own target of reducing number of people in inpatient units 'utterly unacceptable'

Sarah Battershall, Director of Operations for United Response, responds to today’s new report from NHS Digital which shows the latest number of patients with learning disabilities or autism receiving inpatient hospital care commissioned by the NHS. Read more

Charity workers appeal to Blackpool shoppers in Tesco grant bid

We're calling on Blackpool shoppers to vote for us to be awarded a generous cash boost in Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Read more

‘Half of train staff don’t help people with autism,’ says person we support

Two people we support reveal what it's really like to travel on Britain’s trains when you have autism. Read more

Harrogate shoppers choose disability charity United Response for £2k Tesco donation

Staff at our Harrogate care home for people with disabilities are celebrating after local people voted for them to be awarded £2,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Read more

United Response backs Parliamentary action over online disability hate crime

MPs on the Petitions Committee have backed TV star Katie Price's petition signed by over 220,000 people calling for more protection online for disabled people under hate crime laws. United Response hate crime co-ordinator Jo Silkstone responds. Read more

United Response reacts to latest findings from the National Audit Office

United Response chief executive Tim Cooper reacts to recent findings by the National Audit Office (NAO) that social care is ignored in £20bn NHS reforms. Read more

Busker raises £1000 to pay for Christmas dinner for people with mental health needs

Bognor Regis busker Robin Cooper, 41, single-handedly raised £1000 to pay for a Christmas meal for people including support workers and those supported by United Response who have mental health issues. Read more

United Response launch CookABILITY cooking videos to tackle learning disability obesity

People with learning disabilities are making YouTube videos to help tackle obesity as part of a pioneering new project from the disability charity United Response. Read more

United Response reacts to independent review into the Mental Health Act

The findings from a new review are deeply worrying, especially those concerning people with learning disabilities or autism, said United Response CEO Tim Cooper as he responds to the Government’s announcement of new legislation to reform mental health care. Read more

United Response hosts photography exhibition showcasing disability talent in Torbay

United Response’s ROC Creative is opening a special exhibition showcasing art which have all been made by people with learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome or autism. Read more

“It’s important to bring joy to people’s lives,” says long-serving Derbyshire care worker

Joanne Hall, aged 36, works for United Response in Morley, Derbyshire, and is celebrating her 15th anniversary with the disability charity. Read more

Animal therapy for people we support thanks to £10k donation

People with learning disabilities and mental health needs have been able to go to a special animal therapy course thanks to a cash boost worth nearly £10,000. Read more

Government must properly fund local authorities and ensure care workers are entitled to the National Minimum Wage

Care sector responds to new Government guidance on sleep-ins pay and calls on the Government to legislate quickly and fund hard-working carers. Read more

£650m is a drop in the ocean for care of people with learning disabilities, says United Response

Chief executive of United Response, Tim Cooper, responds to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Budget statement on 29th October 2018. Read more

15 years of ‘lightbulb moments’ and making a difference to vulnerable people

“It’s a really big part of my life. I’ve never wanted to do anything else”, said Anna Melia, a professional trouble-shooter for the disability charity United Response. Read more

Our response to Government's updated action plan on hate crimes

United Response chief executive Tim Cooper responds to Government's updated action plan to tackle hate crimes Read more

Disability hate crimes in England and Wales surged by a third last year, disturbing new police figures reveal

United Response calls on victims to come forward as new police figures reveal a huge national surge in disability hate crimes. Read more

Our response to the CQC's annual report into the State of Care

United Response CEO Tim Cooper responds to the Care Quality Commission’s annual report into the State of Care. Read more

United Response in York celebrates two years of helping people with autism

Our team in York have been celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the charity's Autism Hub which provides support for some of the most vulnerable people in the city. Read more

Man with Down syndrome braves 80ft plunge from a bridge to raise money

A man with Down syndrome has abseiled 80ft from a bridge in the Peak District to help raise vital funds for United Response. Read more

New allotment in Blackpool thanks to gas company workers

United Response staff in Blackpool are celebrating after workers at a gas company gave up their time to help build an allotment last week for people with profound physical and learning disabilities. Read more

Government announces consultation to improve learning disabilities staff training

United Response CEO Tim Cooper responds to the Government’s announcement of a consultation to improve learning disabilities staff training. Read more

Support worker celebrates 15 years supporting people with learning disabilities

Doreen McElhinney is a registered manager for United Response’s East Devon Supported Living service, and is now celebrating her 15th year providing person-centred care to adults and young people in need. Read more

New Chair joins United Response

United Response has appointed Malcolm McCaig as its new Chair, effective immediately. Malcolm succeeds Maurice Rumbold who retires and steps down from the role he has held for the past decade. Read more