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Learning disability news from Mencap.

IT's politics! participants from Park School with the project name they chose
26 February 2014
Mencap in Northern Ireland’s new pilot project, IT’s politics!, is encouraging young people to learn more about politics and speak out.
Ely hospital
7 February 2014
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awards £292,900 for Hidden Now Heard project
6 February 2014
The investment will help increase the numbers of people with a learning disability who vote.
SEN bill
6 February 2014
Mencap has today welcomed substantial changes to the Children and Families Bill that will help improve the special educational support received by children and young people with a learning disability
23 January 2014
Mencap president Lord Rix will mark his 90th birthday with a fundraising dinner in London as he reflects on a lifetime of supporting people with a learning disability.
16 January 2014
Former students at schools in Northern Ireland receive certificates for completing Mencap's HYPE project.
SEN bill
8 January 2014
Government announces improvements to proposed reforms to the special educational needs (SEN) system.
7 January 2014
Mencap will be a partner of the Inclusion Independence Choice (IIC) show, which takes place on 14-15 February in Manchester.
6 January 2014
Maureen Piggot, director of Mencap in Northern Ireland, is to retire in March after nearly a quarter of a century in the job.
Happy New Year!
1 January 2014
New Year is a time when we reflect on the year and think about the people who make our work here at Mencap such a pleasure. So, in the spirit of counting down to midnight to welcome in the New Year, we've rounded up 10 of our highlights from 2013.