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Here to Stay was a five year national study into a situation of people with learning disabilities from ethnic minority communities and new migrant communities living in England.

We know very little about the population of people with learning disabilities from ethnic minority communities and new migrant communities. We need to increase our knowledge about this population. We want to know how many people access the learning disability services and how many don’t. We also want to know what happens to those who do not use the services. Moreover, we want to know what needs they have and what services they require. Our wish is to improve their situation so that they could grow the roots.

We needed to increase our knowledge of people with a learning disability from new migrant communities in England.

What we mean by new migrants
Individuals who are not British citizens but permanently or temporarily resident in England since 1997; this includes asylum seekers, refugees, seasonal workers and travellers, from all ethnic groups from within and outside of the European Union.

There is a lack of information about the prevalence of learning disabilities in this group and the services they need. The Here to Stay project seeks to address this problem. For more information visit the Here to Stay website.

The Here to Stay five-year project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, has now been completed and the final research report has been produced. This details the research carried out by the Team over the last 5 years, plus the 40 Quality Standards which the research has shown would greatly improve outcomes for people with learning disabilities from migrant communities. We are seeking funding to take forward the suggestions within the report.

Download your reports below:

Working with The University of Wolverhampton.

This project was funded by Big Lottery Fund.

LaDDER Newsletters (2012-2015)

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Learning Disability Diversity and Equality Review (LaDDER) was the Association for Real Change’s information service about developments that have an impact in delivering good practice regarding equality and diversity within learning disability services.  The LaDDER newsletters were funded as part of the Here To Stay project and are available to download.