Learning Disabilites Week 2021 Event Listings

June 8, 2021

Kirklees Involvement Network (Cloverleaf Advocacy) has been working hard to put together a week full of on and offline events to celebrate Learning Disabilities Week 2021



Leanring Disabilities Week 2021


Including opportunities to meet the Learning Disabilities nursing team, take a socially distanced walk, celebrate learning disabilities week with free arts and crafts sessions or join in with our Healthwatch talent show, there is something for everyone.


Full event listings below

Monday 14th June:

  • Meet the learning disabilities nursing team
    Huddersfield Uni.
    Online Microsoft Teams Meeting
    Click here to join

  • Community Learning Disability Health session
    Online Zoom
    9.30am-11am and 12noon-1pm
    Healthy Eating and Mental Wellbeing Session for people with a learning disability and their supporters.
    Including: What’s in your drink, 5 Steps to mental wellbeing, the benefits of a healthy diet.
    Zoom Meeting ID: 882 0142 7324 Passcode: 949371
    Contact Paulette on 01924 316714 for more info
  • Walk, Greenhead Park
    Yout book as there are limited places (you will need your own support).
    Meet outside top Café at 12 .30, bring your own lunch.
    To book contact sarah.roberts@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk   07710020235

Tuesday 15th June:

  • Free Art sessions at The Huddersfield Mission, Lord Street
    Session 1 10.30am-12noon
    Session 2  1pm-3.30pm
    Maximum 6 people per session plus supporters.
    You must book on to attend these events, to book and complete risk assessment please contact sarah.roberts@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk 07710020235

Wednesday 16th June:

  • How you can get involved with the University
    There are lots of opportunities to get involved in work at the university to help students learn more about supporting people with learning disabilities. Whether you are a person with lived experience, a carer, or supporter then you may like to find out more.
    Online on Microsoft Teams
    Click here to join
  • Learning Disability Week Special Bingo
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 953 7468 3635
  • Healthwatch Talent Show
    Zoom Meeting ID: 847 6953 7081
    Passcode: 795997
    Register in advance clare.costello@healthwatch.co.uk or phone 07931 241225

Thursday 17th June:

  • Safe Places walk – Spen Valley Green way Walk
    Meet at Cleckheaton Bus Station at 10.30 am
    We will stop at Sunflower Pot café on the way.
    There are limited places you will need to book first so we can keep everyone safe (you will need your own support) phone Carol on 07436102758 to book or for more info.
  • Mental Health Football Session – Leeds Road Playing Fields
    Book here. 
    Contact Evan Hall for more info 07741 671 599 
  • Huddersfield Uni present Yorkshire Dance Event
    A free, fun and upbeat online disco with Ellen and Charlotte from Yorkshire Dance to celebrate #kirkleesLDweek2021.
    Join us on zoom to dance to some upbeat songs and celebrate learning disability week in style!
    Sometimes we like to use props and so feel free to have a scarf, ribbon, or piece of material on hand.
    When booking please also include details of your favourite song which we hope to include during the disco.
    Numbers are strictly limited to 25 on a first come first served basis so please book early to avoid disappointment.
    Book online at https://tinyurl.com/8e7msskb

Friday 18th June:

  • Free Yoga Sessions by Umbrella Yoga
    Sponsored by Brother and Locala
    Session 1: 10.30am –12
    Session 2: 1- 2.30 pm
    Maximum 6 people per session plus supporters.
    Mats and equipment will be provided
    You must book on to attend these events.
    To book contact sarah.roberts@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk 07710020235


What else is happening?

  • Amanda Mckie and Lead The Way are running health awareness sessions for carers week beginning Learning Disabilities Week 14th June 2021 and Safeguarding week 21st June 2021
    “Reducing health inequalities in people with learning disabilities”
    These sessions are aimed at family members, unpaid carers, and paid carers from Kirklees and Calderdale area.
    All sessions are via Zoom and will have lots of resources and additional information.
    For information and to book places please contact:
    Jill Morris Project Assistant Lead the Way
    07764 329258
  • Mencap in Kirklees are running a photography project with a photography student from Huddersfield University during LD Week for our clients
    The aim is to take creative and positive portraits that the people we support can keep but we can also use to share on our materials – so participants need to be able to consent to use of their image. We want to share imagery of the great people we support and be creative with the photography using Amber the photography student’s skills.


If you have an event for Learning Disabilities Week 2021 you’d like to share with us please get in touch Telephone: 01924 450 379  Email: info@healthwatchkirklees.co.uk


We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest survey. We want to hear about your experiences of care for non-Covid related conditions since March 2020. Has your care changed in anyway, been affected by delays or changes in how you access services? Good or bad we’re here to listen and help build a clear picture of what you need from the future of health and social care. Find out more and take our short 5 to 10-minute survey here https://bit.ly/Care-Survey-HW

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