Press releases

Mencap press releases on learning disability news and issues.

29 May 2014
National movement is formed to ensure voice of learning disability community is heard by candidates in 2015 General Election!
15 May 2014
The Royal Mencap Society and Europe’s largest computer recycling organisation RDC, have announced a new partnership, allowing people to recycle unwanted IT equipment and other electronic devices whilst raising funds for Mencap.
1 May 2014
Today saw the first time that a Select Committee of MPs has heard evidence from an individual with a learning disability.
1 May 2014
Too many people with a learning disability are not getting access to the right care and treatment at the right time, leading to avoidable deaths in some cases, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) warns today.
29 April 2014
Mencap and The Challenging Behaviour Foundation comment on the Learning Disability Census report which was published today.
28 April 2014
In London actresses Jodie Whitaker of ITV’s Broadchurch and Kellie Shirley of Eastenders helped the Royal Mencap Society transform the One New Change shopping centre near St. Paul’s Cathedral. The event marked the official launch of the charity’s new partnership with Land Securities, the largest commercial property company in the UK.
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
Land Securities, the UK’s largest commercial property company, has chosen learning disability charity The Royal Mencap Society and their sister charity ENABLE Scotland to be its official charity partner for 2014.
15 April 2014
Mencap comments on Mayor of Swindon’s resignation after his derogatory comments about people with a disability
2 April 2014
The Health Committee’s annual review of the General Medical Council (GMC) will be released today. The Committee’s report, finds The GMC has worked hard to put in place effective safeguards to weed out the small number of doctors that present a risk to patients.