History

The Westminster Logo (1)The Westminster Society for people with learning disabilities was founded in 1962 by a group of parents who wanted to make sure that there would be local services for their children and to improve services for children and adults with learning disabilities living in Westminster. This support group set up the first service provided by the Society which was a specialist nursery for children with learning disabilities.

Over the last decade, the Society has opened a wider range of housing options for people with learning disabilities from independent flats with minimal support to care homes for people who need high levels of 24 hour support. It has also developed an inclusive environment for mainstream children and those with learning disabilities at the Rainbow Family Centre and Lisson Green Play Centre and widened further its support to families through the Children’s Centre outreach teams throughout Ealing, Harrow, Brent, Camden and Islington.

In October 2015, we began delivering LDN YOUTH Islington, a project commissioned by Islington Council to engage SEND Young People that are not accessing universal services in line with the Vision Islington Framework.

You can join one or more of LDN YOUTH Islington’s activities by completing our online form yourself or if you’re a parent or carer, on behalf of a young person.