Better Things: Promoting inclusion and wellbeing for people with learning disabilities

Independent Manchester-based charity, Better Things, has been working alongside people with learning disabilities and their families for more than 40 years.

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Back in 1974, a group of parents of individuals with learning disabilities were concerned about the services available for their loved ones.

Driven by a desire to improve services, they formed Better Things and have grown continuously ever since.

They also offer membership to anybody in Greater Manchester, whether they have a learning disability or not. This ensures access to services for individuals and their families, which maximises inclusion.

"Better Things is extremely proud of its charitable status and independence as an organisation. This independence allows us to continue to ensure that our mission statement and aims and objectives are our priority."


  • To improve laws and regulations that affect people with learning disabilities.
  • To work together with local services for people with learning disabilities to ensure that they can be full members of the community.
  • Promote the rights and opportunities of people with learning disabilities.
  • Provide excellent services for people with learning disabilities, including day and community activities.
  • Raise awareness about the needs of people with learning disabilities and their  families.
"We are fully committed to providing quality services, support and advice as a fully independent organisation and have instigated various safeguards to ensure our high standards are maintained."

Currently, the charity is taking part in the Super Hero Tri Series, covering as many miles as they can in one month to raise awareness and additional funds for their fantastic work. They're using as many inventive and accessible ways to cover distance as they can.

If you'd like to support this charity, you can help to share their work on Twitter (@BetterThings14) or make a donation through Wonderful on the Better Things charity profile page: ‌ | Better Things
Better Things a totally independent charity working with people with learning disabilities promoting inclusion, health and wellbeing.

Learn more about the Better Things charity and they work they do by visiting their website.

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