Homes, hope, work and love: what learning disabled people want from life

Severe, complex, challenging: these words are casually used in the specialist world of learning disabilities. They are used to justify disproportionate and unnecessary involvement from social care, which can...

Adolescent mental health centre for Cardiff University

A new research centre will aim to “shine a light” on why young people develop mental health problems. The £10m Wolfson Centre at Cardiff University wants to develop new ways of reducing anxiety and...

‘The way universities are run is making us ill’: inside the student mental health crisis

A surge in anxiety and stress is sweeping UK campuses. What is troubling students, and is it the universities’ job to fix it? 
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Category - Disability

SEND system is ‘unsustainable’, says NAO

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are not getting the support they need as councils and schools battle to cope with the twin threat of rising demand and funding pressures, according to a National Audit Office (NAO)...

Why court case could force SEND funding rethink

Families of children with special educational needs and disabilities are taking the government to the High Court. A lawyer acting for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) says a High Court case beginning...

Special educational needs

  The Department for Education (DfE) has published findings from the school census on pupils with special educational needs (SEN), and SEN provision in schools for England. Figures show that in January 2019 there were 1,318,300 pupils with...