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Image of two people at one of the events for Learning Disability Week.The community learning disability team in Wakefield with support from EyUp! charity hosted two events during Learning Disability Week to promote their service to their local community.

£200 of funding was awarded to the team to help provide refreshments and resources for the events, so that service users, their carers, family members and social care staff who support people with learning disabilities could attend. The events were held at the Agbrigg Community Centre, Wakefield and The Hut, Airedale, and helped raise awareness of the team, the service offer, and how people can access the service in Wakefield.

Learning Disability Week was celebrated from 19 until 25 June 2023. The aim of the week is to show what life is like if you live with a learning disability. This year the week focused on busting myths about living life with a learning disability.

Deborah Gittins, strategic health facilitation lead in the community learning disability team, said “The events were a huge success, and we had the opportunity to speak to people in the community and raise awareness about our service.”

Find out more about the team and how they help the Wakefield community – Wakefield adult learning disability health service – South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Keep up to date with our current charity news and upcoming events – EyUp Charity! Health & Happiness for Yorkshire folk