Helping young people reach their goals.
Read more about the day-to-day lives of people with a learning disability and the different things they have achieved.
My name is Sara Pickard and I’m 27. I’m an actor, a local community councillor and a project officer for Mencap Cymru.
Doing my PADI course is the most daring thing I’ve ever done.
My name is Amanda Platts. I’m co-chair of the National Forum for People with Learning Disabilities and a passionate campaigner.
I'm 26 and I'm an actor – I'm part of the Blue Apple Theatre company in Winchester, where I live with my family.
I'm 21 and I'm in my second year at Mencap National College at Dilston.
I am an active self-advocate and campaigner. I'm involved with lots of groups, because I believe that people with a learning disability need to stand up and be counted.
I’m a director of cleaning company A Clean Sweep – I have to make sure people get their wages and are doing their jobs properly.
My name is Guiseppe, because my parents are Italian, but everyone calls me Joe. I have an active life, and the highlight for me was reading for the Pope in Hyde Park.
My name is Lucy and I love swimming. I hold a British record and in July I swam the Mencap Mile.
I love to write poems and stories. I get inspiration from the things I see and the people I know – like pylons, owls or friends who have passed away.
I love sport, especially cricket. After waiting for 19 years, I recently became the first full MCC member with Down’s syndrome.
I am a visual artist and trainer. Often people with a learning disability have things done for them, rather than by them. But if you give support to the whole person, it's amazing what they can achieve.
I live with my husband and mother-in-law in south Wales. I recently went to Bangor University to speak to 200 psychology students
I am 39 and I am employed by The Co-operative. I think it’s much better to be employed than unemployed, because you feel pride, dignity and respect