Rail bridge to light up

The Royal Border Bridge in Berwick will turn red and yellow from June 18 to 24 in recognition of Learning Disability Awareness Week.

Tuesday, 12th June 2018, 9:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th June 2018, 8:37 pm
The Royal Border Bridge in Berwick. Picture by David Sanderson Photography.

The tribute, arranged by the Northstar Centre on Castlegate, aims to make people more aware of those people who have a learning disability and the effect that it has on families.

The bridge has become a favourite for charities and other organisations raising awareness of issues.

People with learning disabilities require extra time or support to do things.

They may find some tasks or communication more difficult.

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People with learning disabilities are also more likely to experience poorer health.

Most people with a learning disability are treated as ‘different’.

They do not have the same control over their own lives as the rest of our society and face challenges and prejudice every day. However people with a learning disability often have unique talents and bring a fresh perspective.