BILD is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. We want people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect.
Our services help develop the organisations who provide services, and the people who give support.
That way we play a part in making sure people are supported with dignity and respect and can make choices and decisions about their lives.
We also campaign for proper funding for support for people with learning disabilities and their family carers, and against bad practice as witnessed at Winterbourne View.
If you can, please support us in our work.
Making a sustainable difference to people's lives
Find out what we do and learn about our values, reputation and history in our BILD vision and mission statement >
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From free online subscriptions to the UK's leading learning disability journals, a weekly news update and monthly digest of good practice, we make sure BILD members get the latest news in learning disabilities.
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News about BILD
As well as our News in Learning Disabilities page, where you can get regular updates on the news that affects people with learning disabilities, their fmailies, and those who work to support them, we also have a news page about BILD in the news section of this website >
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An Introduction to PBS
An Introduction to PBS is a short animation - just six minutes long – that gives an overview of PBS and how PBS approaches work in practice when supporting an individual. This animation was created by a small group of academics and researchers, practitioners and parents, trainers and facilitators and people with a learning disability who are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives.
Find out more >
Supporting me to be me
Andrew Lee and Olcay Lee, of People First, London, talked at BILD's Living a Good Life show about the different kinds of support they receive. What is important in their support?
Find out who won >
Autism, happiness and wellbeing
An interview with Sarah Hendrickx about the issues around autism and wellbeing - made at the 2014 Good Autism Practice Conference in Birmingham.
We try increasingly to use video to tell people's stories and talk about our work, it seems to work better than using lots of words in documents.
As well as the Watch BILD on Video page on this website, we have a YouTube page where you can see all our videos >
Celebrating 44 years of BILD's work
A look back at the last 44 years. There has been progress, but there's still lots left to do, BILD's journey goes on.
You can also visit our 40 Year's section on this website >