The Judith Trust uses its unique position to work with Government to address learning disability and mental ill-health simultaneously. The Trust particularly pays attention to the role gender plays with those who face both these issues.
Recently the Ann Craft Trust and the Judith Trust were commissioned by the Forced Marriage Unit at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to carry out a small scale research project looking at the nature of forced marriages of women and men with learning disabilities.
The Judith Trust actively seeks to change policy or its delivery where necessary, in relation to learning disability and mental ill-health, and its impact on individuals and their families and carers.
Responding to various government led, or other relevant consultations that relate to those with learning disabilities and/or mental ill-health is an important part of the Judith’s Trust work. We aim for our responses to lead to better outcomes for those involved.