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How can befriending support people with a learning disability take part in leisure activities?

Dr Kris Southby, a Research Officer in the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett, is set to work with Mencap on a new project to find out how befriending people with learning disabilities can support them in taking part in leisure activities. In this blog post, which originally appeared on Mencap's blog, he explains more about the research and its importance.

Learning disabilities work experience week 2015

Leeds Beckett University teamed up with Mencap again this year to provide two work placements to customers of the charity as part of Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week 2015. Susan Coan, who leads on placements and student engagement as part of the CommUNIty initiative at Leeds Beckett, helped to organise the placements which were once again a great success.