United Response bags £3,970 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

Disability charity, United Response, is delighted to announce it has bagged £3,970 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.Read more

United Response shocked and extremely disappointed by Chancellor Philip Hammond’s remarks

United Response CEO Tim Cooper responds to the Chancellor Philip Hammond's comments on productivity and disability employment.Read more

New podcast illustrates challenges of people with disabilities looking for work

National disability charity, United Response, has launched a new podcast episode, to highlight the challenges facing young people with disabilities looking for employment.Read more

Response to 'Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability'

United Response welcomes Government’s acknowledgement of the employment challenges facing people with learning disabilities, but substantive action is required.Read more

Learning Disability Voices response to Budget 2017: failure to mention social care leaves sector on brink of catastrophe

Learning Disability Voices is deeply disappointed that the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond remained silent on the crisis facing social care in today’s Budget statement.Read more

Autumn Budget 2017 singularly silent on crisis in care for people with learning disabilities, says United Response

United Response chief executive, Tim Cooper, responds to the Autumn Budget 2017Read more

Smashed pumpkins bring York community together for people with autism

United Response, would like to thank members of the community and businesses in York for coming to the rescue after an act of vandalism destroyed pumpkins grown by people with autism this Halloween.Read more

Disability groups welcome Government U-turn on Housing Benefit for the vulnerable

Learning Disability Voices and VODG welcome an announcement made by the Government to protect current levels of housing benefit for people with learning disabilities and others living in supported housing.Read more

Learning Disability Voices reaction to Government announcement on retrospective liability for sleep-in payments

Learning Disability Voices is extremely disappointed by the Government’s statement today which reinstates enforcement action against employers in the social care sector without having identified how the estimated £400m back-pay liability will be funded.Read more

Easy News Issue 29 tackles major global news stories

National disability charity, United Response, has published Issue 29 of its award-winning accessible news magazine, Easy News.Read more

Utility Aid donates £1,000 to United Response to do more good for people with disabilities

Disability charity, United Response, has received a generous donation of £1,000 from its energy broker, Utility Aid.Read more

The government has yet again delayed making a decision on who and how the £400 million sleep-in back pay bill will be paid

Learning Disability Voices reacts to today’s decision to further delay suspension of minimum wage enforcement concerning sleep-in shifts in the social care sector.Read more

Survey shows 100% of respondents find Easy News easier to understand than other news

Disability charity, United Response, has published Issue 28 of its award-winning accessible news magazine, Easy News, as it receives outstanding feedback from its readership.Read more

Open mic night in Derby aims to raise funds to repair vandalised garden

Music lovers of Derby are invited to attend ‘Mic to the Max’ at Ryans Bar on Tuesday 29th August – an open mic fundraiser hosted by disability charity, United Response.Read more

United Response statement on sleep-ins

The Government’s position on the interpretation of regulations around the National Living Wage is causing huge confusion. As a result the delivery of community based services, for people with learning disabilities, which are proven to work well, are under real threat.Read more

United Response CEO takes on Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

On 30th July, disability charity United Response’s CEO, Tim Cooper, will get on his bike for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.Read more

Garden Gnomes ask for Richmond community’s vote in Tesco Bags of Help initiative

Richmond’s Garden Gnomes are calling for your vote to help them bag a big cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.Read more

Bognor Regis ‘Big Picnic’ celebrates good mental health and well-being through art

Disability charity, United Response, welcomes the community to its third annual ‘Big Picnic’ on Friday 11th August in Hotham Park, Bognor Regis.Read more

Southwark resident takes on Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 in aid of people with disabilities

Lola Phoenix, a Southwark resident, is taking on a challenge event for the first time ever to raise vital funds for disability charity United Response.Read more

Who won the general election? Easy News makes the result easier to understand for people with a learning disability

Disability charity, United Response, has published Issue 27 of its award-winning accessible news magazine, Easy News.Read more

Mayor of Greater Manchester wants to unlock employment potential of people with a learning disability

Disability charity, United Response, hosted a working lunch event on Friday 16th June to celebrate the positive work that is being carried out in Greater Manchester to help unlock the employment potential of the 65,000 people with learning disabilities living in the area.Read more

Warrens Bakery rolls out their support for the ROC 5K fun run

Warrens Bakery has generously provided the Cornish pasties for The ROC 5K charity fun run every year since the event was first established nearly 4 years ago. This year, they have increased their support.Read more

Mayor of Greater Manchester and local MP attend event to unlock employment potential of people with a learning disability

United Response is hosting a working lunch event on Friday 16th June to celebrate the positive work being carried out in Greater Manchester for people with learning disabilities.Read more

Adapted bike transforms the lives of people with disabilities in York

Thanks to donations from York’s generous community, disability charity United Response managed to raise an incredible £4,000 to buy an adapted bike for the people they support.Read more