People with learning disabilities want the right kind of support so they can make choices and decisions about their lives. We influence policy-makers and campaign for change, and our services help organisations and schools review their frameworks and develop their staff to make support, including positive behaviour support, work.
Professor Gerry Simon founded the British Institute of Learning Disabilities in 1971 because he was convinced that people with learning disabilities would have better lives being properly supported in their own communities.
The same approach still shapes BILD’s work today. People with learning disabilities tell us that they want the kind of support that helps them make their own choices and decisions about the things that affect their lives, things like holding down a job, having a relationship and being respected in their community.
To help achieve this, BILD works to influence policy-makers and campaigns for change and BILD’s services help organisations and schools improve their service framework and culture, as well as developing staff to deliver great support.