Developing ICT skills and networks of support.
Mencap's vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. We want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve the things they want out of life. We lobby government and work with politicians of all parties to try to improve the lives of people with a learning disability.
We tell them about issues that affect people with a learning disability and their families, and what should happen to make sure they are treated fairly. We often work with other organisations who share our concerns, including Every Disabled Child Matters, the Learning Disability Coalition and the PMLD network.
The government often asks what people think of their ideas for new policies and laws. We respond to consultations that affect people with a learning disability.
On 4 September David Cameron carried out the first reshuffle of government ministers.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Learning Disability (APPGLD) is a group of MPs and peers from all political parties who are interested in issues which affect people with a learning disability and their families.
Mencap tries to persuade the government and work with politicians of all parties to improve the lives of people with a learning disability.