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Learning disability news from Mencap.

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.
Teacher and pupil
13 March 2014
Today, the Children and Families Bill passed into law, but Mencap is concerned that the draft Code of Practice could undermine the potential success of the new legislation.
27 February 2014
Mencap is concerned about payment delays which are causing unnecessary distress to individuals.
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