Professor Gerry Simon set up BILD in 1971 because he was convinced there could be better support in the community for people with disabilities.
They have been championing the rights of people with disabilities ever since.
BILD uses its skills, knowledge and experience to turn policy into practice, solve problems and improve support. In working with Government departments, local authorities, health trusts, service providers and mainstream organisations, the aim is to improve the quality of the lives of people with disabilities.
Their vision is a society where people with disabilities are equal citizens, able to enjoy the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
Their mission is to enable excellent support, champion the rights, and improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.
They endorse ethical approaches that promote human rights, inclusion in society and equality of opportunities.
What they do
BILD facilitate change, turning research, policy and evidence based practice into practical organisational development programmes that help ensure excellent support and a better quality of life for people with disabilities.
The consultancy, training and professional development, conferences and publishing all contribute to supporting organisations to continuously improve practice.
Where is British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)