Going for GOLD! Growing Older with Learning Disabilities

Going for GOLD! Growing Older with Learning Disabilities

An inclusive research project to reduce social isolation amongst older adults with learning disabilities Growing Older with Learning Disabilities (GM GOLD) was an inclusive research project carried out by a team of sixteen older people with le...

Future Directions Wins Learning Disability and Autism Awareness Training Contract

Future Directions Wins Learning Disability and Autism Awareness Training Contract

Future Directions has won a contract to deliver Mandatory Training in Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Conditions. We will be one of fifteen groups in England who will create a training package, in association with Health Education Engla...

A Look at Helping People Thrive

A Look at Helping People Thrive

How Learning Disability England’s new guide aims to help people who have been in hospital or Long Term Segregation Units for too long Learning Disability England has released a new guide called Helping People Thrive.  It looks at fi...

Face Coverings: Your Questions Answered

Face Coverings: Your Questions Answered

In the last few days, the use of face coverings on public transport has been compulsory for many passengers. Since the 15 June, this change has worried some passengers, including those with breathing issues, autism spectrum conditions, and learni...

Learning Disability Week 2020: The Importance of Friendships During Lockdown

Learning Disability Week 2020: The Importance of Friendships During Lockdown

From the 15th June to the 21st June is this year's Learning Disability Week. This year's theme is about The Importance of Friendships During Lockdown. For many of us, not being able to see family and friends has been one of the toughes...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Why Kindness Matters

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Why Kindness Matters

This year, the Mental Health Foundation's Mental Health Awareness Week (18 - 24 May 2020) focuses on kindness. In such crazy times given this year’s events, the need to be kind is as important as staying safe. Even the most modest acts ...

World Autism Awareness Day 2020: The Transition to Adulthood

World Autism Awareness Day 2020: The Transition to Adulthood

This year sees the twelfth United Nations’ World Autism Awareness Day.  Since 2008, it has fallen on the second day of April, celebrating and recognising the rights of persons with autism spectrum conditions.  With the COVID-19 ou...

An Open Letter From Paula

An Open Letter From Paula

In the light of the Coronavirus situation, Future Directions Managing Director Paula Braynion would like to thank everyone who work with the people we support. Dear Teams, I just want to say a massive thank you for keeping the people we support...

Coronavirus Information: Your Questions Answered

Coronavirus Information: Your Questions Answered

      Future Directions CIC and the COVID-19 Coronavirus  We have set up this page in order to keep you up to date with the latest advice regarding COVID-19. Globally as a country, and as a values driven organisati...

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