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Learning disability news from Mencap.

17 April 2014
Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium launched the 600th “Changing Places” fully accessible disabled toilet at the Club’s Premier League game against West Ham. Changing Places toilets are larger than a standard disabled toilet and include a height-adjustable bench, a hoist and room for a wheelchair and up two carers.
15 April 2014
New charity partnership will help increase awareness and funds for learning disability issues
14 April 2014
More than 100 runners complete the race to raise money to support people with a learning disability
14 April 2014
Minister for Disabled People in England, Mike Penning MP, heard from the parents of children with a learning disability the value of integrated services, early intervention and support in their child’s development when he visited Mencap’s Segal House Nursery in Belfast.
2 April 2014
This year’s annual Europe in Action conference with Inclusion Europe takes place in Belfast 15-17 May.
National Learning Disability Awards
1 April 2014
The first ever National Learning Disabilities Awards ceremony takes place on 16 May and Mencap could scoop four awards
20 March 2014
People with a learning disability, and people with lived experience of mental ill-health, explore how their right to make decisions can be made a reality at a Belfast event.
A woman with a learning disability at the doctors
14 March 2014
Professionals need to know that there will be serious repercussions for failures to carry out their legal duties under the Mental Capacity Act
Jan Tregelles and Jessica-Jane Applegate
14 March 2014
Jessica-Jane spent the day meeting with Mencap employees and was interviewed by several people with a learning disability.
14 March 2014
Citi Belfast staff have chosen Mencap in Northern Ireland as their Charity of the Year.