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Learning disability news from Mencap.

Artist's impression of the new centre for children's services
14 May 2014
Mencap welcomes planning permission for new state-of-the-art children and families centre in Northern Ireland.
Complain for Change
1 May 2014
Mencap supports campaign to improve health services for people with a learning disability by making it easier to complain
Rob Holland and Ismail Kaji
1 May 2014
Parliamentary Committee hears that voting needs to be made accessible for people with a learning disability
Abuse at Winterbourne View
29 April 2014
New figures from the Learning Disability Census 2013 show that people with a learning disability in inpatient units are at high risk of abusive and restrictive practices
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
A boy at Segal House Nursery play with a toy
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