Friday, 31 May 2013

The UK's first What's On listing for people with learning disabilities

Bored? Nothing to do? Not anymore! Check out Netbuddy's inclusive entertainment guide...

Netbuddy has launched the UK's first What's On listing for people with learning disabilities and autism. Supported by the Press Association, who will be making it available to the national press, the listing will open up a world of entertainment that most of us take for granted.

The guide includes details of:
• Inclusive club nights
• Autism-friendly film screenings
• Live music gigs for and by people with learning disabilities
• Special needs yoga groups
• Inclusive festivals
• Inclusive dance performances and workshops
• Exhibitions by disabled artists
• Community arts programmes
• Relaxed theatre performances
• Local accessible sports
• Inclusive drama groups

We know there are lots of fantastic things going on around the country for people with learning disabilities and autism, and it's time more people knew about them! 

This inclusive guide is particularly important at a time when so many local services and opportunities to get out and meet other people are under fire. Nearly a third of local authorities have closed day services in the last three years, according to a recent Mencap report, leaving 1 in 4 adults with learning disabilities stuck at home.

Please help us make the listing a success by sending in any information you have about events or activities for people with learning disabilities near you. Whether it's a one off or a regular event, we want to hear about it! 

Please send your information directly to the Press Association at

And check out this great video of The Roll Mops helping us promote the new listing!

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