Jackie Maguire Inquest

Today (Wednesday 20 June 2018) marks the beginning of an inquest into the death of Jackie Maguire in 2017. Jackie lived in a residential care home run by United Response in Lytham St Annes, Fylde.Read more

Vince Cable quizzed by people with learning disabilities

The leader of the Liberal Democrats was quizzed by people with learning disabilities in a new charity campaign to engage people with disabilities in politics.Read more

Sarah Newton MP visits learning disability supported employment service in Truro

Minister of State for Disabled People, Sarah Newton MP, last week visited a national charity’s dedicated service which helps people with learning disabilities in Cornwall to find and keep a job.Read more

Marathon veteran and Croydon nurse plans to run 60 races before she’s 60

A nurse from Croydon who didn’t take up running until she was aged 43 ran the 50th marathon of her life in last weekend’s London Marathon.Read more

Spring Statement: Chancellor’s silence on social care was once again deafening

The Chancellor has today spoken of his commitment to investing in our nation’s future and building an economy which works for everyone.Read more

Charity runners on their marks to register for ROC5K run

Registration to take part in a popular and yearly Cornwall charity run, the ROC5K, has opened today (Wednesday)Read more

Richard Handley Inquest

Chief Executive at United Response Tim Cooper responds to today’s (08/02/18) conclusion of the Richard Handley inquest.Read more

Volunteers wanted: New year, new look for much-loved Shipley Park café

A popular Shipley Country Park café run by people with learning disabilities and mental health needs is in line for a refurbishment and new look for 2018 – with a little help from the local community.Read more

Provisional Local Government Settlement 2017 completely inadequate to address funding shortfall in social care, says United Response

Our chief executive, Tim Cooper, responds to a statement from Sajid Javid, the Minister for Communities and Local Government.Read more

Easy News out now: last issue of 2017 tackles major global events

National disability charity, United Response, has published the 30th issue of its award-winning accessible news magazine, Easy News – the last issue of the year.Read more

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