Supporting people with Learning Disabilities to access equal healthcare

Who we are..

The Paul Ridd Foundation has been created to support people with a learning disability, their families and carers when needing secondary health care.

We want to make a difference for people with a learning disability by raising general awareness of the issues they face when accessing good health care.

Our Journey

Paul Ridd was born at Neath General Hospital
Paul lived in Port Talbot with his parents John and Andrea.
Paul went to live in Hensol Castle Hospital
Hensol Closes
1964 Paul is admitted to Morriston Hospital
Paul was moved to Ward G in Morriston Hospital
1964 Paul Passes Away
Inquest Opens
Independent Post Mortem
Unanswered Questions
Mencap Cymru
POVA Opened
POVA Meeting
Ombudsman’s Report was made public
Paul’s Story Made Public
First Meeting with ABMU
Meeting with Wayne Crocker, Director of Mencap Cymru
Welsh Government Meeting
Joined the ABMU Pathway Implementation group
Filmed Mencap training video
First Talk at Bridgend LD Day.
Mencap Training
Sharing Paul's Story
Inquest Outcome
IWA Inspire Wales Awards
Meeting with Welsh Government
Care Bundle Launch
Stakeholders day at SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
Hospital Walkabout
Morriston Hospital Walkabout
<i>"Hear My Voice"</i> Campaign
Meeting with ABMU
We designed the Learning Disability Logo
Meeting with Cardiff & Vale
Invited to speak in Parliament
Presentation at USW
First Learning Disability Champion training at ABMU
Presentation at Motorpoint Arena.
Spoke in Parliament with Lord Brian Rix
Paul's 60th Birthday
Meeting with AM David Rees
Funding Secured for Liaison Nurses
LD Liaison Nursing Service Launched
Launch of the Paul Ridd Foundation
Welsh Assembly Meeting
Hywel Dda Health Board Meeting
Public Health Wales Meeting
First Sponsored Activity
Pathway meeting at Morriston Hospital
Learning Disability Tuesday Club
All Wales Group Meeting
Our 1st Annual Fundraising Winter Ball
Compiling LD Logo Packs
E-Training Meeting
The Learning Disability Logo goes live across Wales!
Ladies Night Fundraiser
First Visit to Powys Teaching HB
Cardiff & Vale Grand Round Meeting
First Stand at Welsh Ambulance Day
Bespoke Group, Neath Abbey
Afternoon Tea at Tyn yr Twr
Sharing Paul’s Story and Care Bundle
Award-winning "SPA"
Meeting at Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Miss Wales Hospital Walkabout
Met Maria Battle, Chair of Cardiff & Vale Health Board
Shared Paul’s story with Autistic Society, Cardiff
RCNi Nurse of the Year Award
Met ABMU Primary Care Liaison Nurse
Presentation at Swansea
Tough Mudder Fundraiser
Glow in the Dark Midnight Walk
Launch of LD Champions at Morriston Hospital
1st Birthday of the Paul Ridd Foundation
Betsi Cadwaladr UHB Launch of PRF LD Logo.
First visit to Cwm Taf UHB.
Welsh Assembly Government Meeting
Sky Dive Fundraiser
Cardiff Marathon Fundraiser
Care Bundle Awareness Day
Shared Paul’s Story
Meeting with CEO of Cwm Taf UHB
Our 2nd Annual Fundraising Winter Ball
All Wales People First Meeting
Compilation of Cardiff & Vale Care Bundle Resource Folder
Interviewing with Mencap Cymru
Sharing Paul’s Story
Supporting Learning Disability Champion Training around Wales
Welsh Learning Disability Health Champion Conference
Publication of the Welsh Government Improving Lives programme
British Empire Medals Awarded
Honorary Fellowship
Family Fun Day Fundraiser
Second skydive for the PRF Team & Supporters
E-Petition Submitted
WI Fundraiser
Ball with M & D Care
Welsh Government Committee Meeting
First Champion Training at UHW Cardiff
First Champion Training at Anuerin Bevan UHB
Consultants Awareness Training at SBUHB
Training Student Nurses
North Wales Challenge to raise funds
Farewell to Debbie Shawe and lovely afternoon tea
First day for Bridget Robinson
Filming in USW with TRAC
Three Peaks Challenge
Annual Conference
Senedd debate for mandatory learning disability awareness training
Jayne interviewed on Radio 4’s You and Yours about the debate result
Champion training in Hywel Dda and SBUHB
Inaugural Christmas Pub Quiz
Champion training at POW
Training meetings with South Glamorgan Community Health Council
Covid means that everything moves online
17 Liaison Nurses
Trained over 50 LD nursing students
All Wales Health Profile launched to replace Health Passport
Trained 30 Masters nursing students at Swansea University
Launched our new website!
Virtual meeting with Swansea University
RCN Wales cross party group
Meeting with Aberystwyth University
Restarted meetings with Welsh Government & Improvement Cymru
October 2021 Training at Swansea University
November 2021 Filming with Welsh Government at Buffoon Media
February 2022 Training with Bangor University
April 2022 Launch of the Paul Ridd Learning Disability Awareness Training
April 2022 Creating logo packs!
April 2022 Learning Disability Awareness Workshop at Cardiff University
May 2022 More student training!
July 2022 And even more student training!
October 2022 Swansea roadshow with Mencap Cymru
October 2022 Learning Disability Awareness Workshop
November 2022 Update meeting with Deputy Minister for Social Services