York Central MP Rachael Maskell to visit dedicated employment service for people with learning disabilities

Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, will visit United Response's dedicated employment and training hub later this month as part of a national employability day. Read more

One in three with learning disabilities fear being victimised in a new job, survey finds

New figures reveal that a third of those with learning disabilities or autism fear being victimised in a new job. Read more

CQC's shocking interim report 'exposes horrific experiences' endured by far too many people with learning disabilities or autism

Today’s interim CQC report, commissioned by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, highlights the use of segregation and restrictive interventions for patients with learning disabilities or autism. Read more

New Children's Commissioner report 'lays bare catastrophic failures in the health and social care system'

Today’s new report from the Children’s Commissioner shows that too many children are being unnecessarily admitted to hospital, spending years away from home when they should be growing up in the community. Read more

Jackie Maguire Inquest - judicial review

Tim Cooper, Chief Executive of United Response, responds to today's (Wednesday 15 May 2018) handing down of a judicial review of the inquest into the death of Jackie Maguire, who we supported for nearly 20 years. Read more

Londoners least comfortable when sharing spaces with people who have learning disabilities or autism, new survey finds

New figures reveal that Londoners are the least comfortable sharing public spaces with people who have learning disabilities or autism. Read more

Charity workers mark one year anniversary of Donation Station

Charity workers celebrate the first anniversary of their new Folkestone charity shop which helps local people with a learning disability. Read more

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