What is Learning Disability Pride Day?
Learning Disability Pride Day is an unmissable event for people with a learning disability, as well as their friends, family members, carers, support workers and the rest of the community.
Whether you have a learning disability, know someone who does, or are keen to find out more about learning disabilities, you will be made to feel very welcome and we guarantee there will be something to suit all tastes on the day.
How did Learning Disability Pride Day start?
It all started in 2016, when Thomas Haighton's Big Lottery Fund's bid was accepted.
After extensive research, we learned this day will be the first of its kind in the UK. Thomas hopes other parts of the UK follow Northern Ireland and start their own Learning Disability Pride Days.
What is Our Aim?
Prior to Learning Disability Pride Day 2017, Thomas Haighton stated that:
“The ideal thing would be that this day is going to be a great success then become an annual event. We want to see thousands of people with learning disabilities turn up to support the occasion, along with carers, families and anyone who supports people with learning disabilities. They could show they are proud of them and their contributions to society.”
Learning Disability Pride Day 2017 and Beyond
Last year, we had an incredible turnout of approximately 5,000 - according to PSNI.
The next Learning Disability Pride Day is currently in the works, and we will announce it on this website as soon as further details are confirmed.