Community-based day activities and supports for people with learning disabilities

Messages from 'Having a good day' - Leadership

What research tells us

If there isn't clear direction and leadership locally it's a barrier. Change needs to be led, and people with learning disabilities, family carers, staff, employers and community members can all be leaders.

What's happening in practice at the moment

Pointers for development

Practice example

Stars in the Sky is a dating and friendship agency run by people with learning disabilities. It was set up by two women with support from Haringay Association for Independent Living, and became a registered company during 2005. The two women became the directors of the company. The agency won a community care award in 2005. For more information see 'Reach for the stars' in Community living 19.1 (Aug/Sept 2005).

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