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Read more about the day-to-day lives of people with a learning disability and the different things they have achieved.
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
My name is Lloyd Page, and I volunteer for Mencap. I recently went to parliament and have helped out at the Little Noise Sessions
My name is Richard Lawrence and I'm 24. I work for Mencap as a spokesperson and research assistant. A big part of my role is speaking at conferences, but I recently played football against MPs
My name is Kevin Smiley and I am 45 years old. In February 2010 I'm doing a 10-day sponsored bike ride through Argentina and Chile to raise money for Mencap
My name is John Tapia and I have a passion for speed – I have been riding quad bikes for three years. I recently got involved in a local campaign to help other disabled people try new things
My name is Tony and I am co-chair of the Mencap Cymru committee. I used be someone who would sit at the back of the room and not take part, but I have more confidence now