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In July, Little People UK delegates attended the 61st Little People of America National Conference, in Orlando, learning lots and making some great new connections to help develop LPUK in the future and continue to fully support our members. 

The LPA National Conference schedule was filled with lots of workshops and activities, all designed to provide delegates with medical knowledge, social support, equipment information and chance to meet others from around the world. 

LPUK member Danielle Webb is holding a night of entertainment on Saturday 13th October 2018, checkout the poster below for all information. 

A Night In The Spotlight

If you want to stop overnight, the hotel where LPUK representatives are stopping over is Premier Inn, Somerset

If you want any more information, please contact Danielle directly. 

Convention newsLittle People UK recently held their 7th Annual Convention, at Leicester Marriott Hotel, and what a great weekend it was. 

We had almost 300 attendees, including 16 new families, many people attending for their second or third time and some people who have been right there from the beginning. 

We were delighted to see everyone, young and old, new and not, we hope everyone had a great time socialising in a safe environment, making new friends, new memories and finding answers to some questions they may have had for a long time. 

There were lots of activities, workshops and great entertainment, such as LEGO, Laser Tag, Xbox FIFA tournament, cooking workshop and the pinnacle of it all; the 5th Little People UK Medical Panel.

Primary Care

Little People UK attended the Primary Care and Public Health Exhibition in Birmingham, we were delighted to meet many people from the healthcare profession, including midwives, support workers, occupational and physio therapists, we look forward to making contact with everyone to raise awareness of Little People UK, dwarfism and further support our members in the best way we can via the care profession.

Members of Little People UK have brought to our attention the article in the Leicester Mercury, regarding 'Dwarf Wrestling' the Little People UK committee have contacted all necessary parties with the following statement -
 
'Firstly, we must reiterate that Little People UK do not judge anyone for any activity they undertake. Therefore our comments are not directed towards the people with dwarfism who could possibly take up such an activity. However, LPUK dislike the use of a dwarf persons body being used as a spectacle and hope this is not the case.
 
A pertinent point to mention is - the term ‘midget’ is deemed highly offensive to many within the dwarfism community and can not be condoned. We have a Press Release on our website, which has LPUK’s thoughts on using the word, and how this should be stopped.'
 
We also ask if members feel strongly about this, to complete the poll which has been setup on the article page.
 
Thank you,
Little People UK
 

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