Making a difference, changing lives

Our impact

People who have a learning disability have the same rights as everyone else. However, we live in a society where the rights of people with a learning disability are continually reduced and denied.

We want a society where people with learning disabilities are valued as equal citizens, with the chance to make full use of everything their community has to offer.

We work to ensure that people with learning disabilities are valued as equal citizens, making decisions about their lives at every available opportunity, no matter the level of their disability.

We have been making a positive impact and improving the quality of life of learning disabled Londoners for over 50 years. Read what some of the people we have supported have said about us and how we’ve made a difference in their lives.

Sami’s Story

"I came to know the Westminster Society as my brother, who is autistic, attended the nursery in the late 1990’s. We also both attended the playscheme during the half-term which was fun and I have kept many good memories"

My story

Sami’s Story

Malcolm’s story

“When my mum died I wanted to die and be buried with my mum, I did not know what to do, I was very unhappy and anxious and fed up. Gabby, Carol and Sharon from The Westminster Society helped me; they brought me to Croxley Road and found me a job to do.”

Malcolm’s story

Parent of child at Rainbow

“My child was showing signs of autism and the keyworker was able to spot it. He’s now waiting for a diagnosis after being referred to a professional. He was not verbal when he started, now he is starting to talk. We have been blessed and fortunate to have found Rainbow in our neighbourhood”

Parent of child at Rainbow

Rainbow Nursery parent whose child graduated to SEN School in September

“Rainbow is a lovely nursery environment where my daughter was very happy. The nursery has a lot of different rooms where my daughter could go when she felt overwhelmed and needed some quiet time, especially the sensory room. The standard of care my child was given was amazing from all of the staff, especially her keyworker. My daughter progressed enormously at Rainbow and I will always be grateful for all that they did for her.”

Rainbow Nursery parent whose child graduated to SEN School in September

Paul’s Holiday in Cumbria

“Since the Westminster Society started supporting me I have been going out loads more than I used to. I had my first holiday in years and went for an activity weekend in Cumbria – it was a great weekend.”

Paul’s Holiday in Cumbria