Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability

Down’s syndrome

On behalf of the IPD we would like to draw your attention to a press release welcoming the historic November 26th 2021 ruling that people with Down’s syndrome will be legally recognised as a minority after landmark backing in parliament.
It puts them on a footing with other minorities with councils and schools needing to meet their needs. Conservative cabinet minister Liam Fox brought this bill forward with the National Down Syndrome Policy Group.  Care minister Gillian Kegan said the bill would make “a significant difference to ensuring health, education, social care and housing needs are met” .

IPD conference at RCP in 2022

IPD will be holding a conference will be at the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the 1st February 2022.
Details are forthcoming. Please make a note in your diary 


David O’Driscoll – Learning Disability Today, 24 May 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic affected people with a learning disability disproportionally from the rest of the general population. David O’Driscoll, a grief expert, asks whether we should mark the deaths in the community in some way so people know that these deaths matter.

29th June 2021 – 21st Anniversary Conference

I want to remind everyone of our 21st Anniversary Conference
on Tuesday, 29th June 2021 
at the Royal College of Psychiatrists
We are hoping by then we can meet face to face. It will be a stellar line-up, and we aim to keep the conference price low so that it can reach out to as wider an audience as possible.  

Please note our annual general meeting is scheduled for Friday 26 February
It will be on zoom and there will be a short prestation by one of the trustees. 
Further details will follow.

We have also scheduled the following Tuesday webinars and hope you can join us.