Press releases

Mencap press releases on learning disability news and issues.

 
30 July 2014
Stephen McHale and Daymien Todd, tenants of national charity Golden Lane Housing, opened the markets at the London Stock Exchange today, and are understood to be the first people with a learning disability to do so.
 
23 July 2014
Mencap responds to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report into Employment and Support Allowance.
 
22 July 2014
Mencap responds to an independent review of Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) sanctions for claimants failing to take part in back to work schemes.
 
21 July 2014
Last Friday (18 July), 12 people with a learning disability and volunteers from Haringey Mencap donned their sports gear to take part in a new badminton project with Black Arrows Badminton Club.
 
15 July 2014
Labour has today called on the Government to commit to a two-year deadline to end the practice of placing vulnerable people with a learning disability at Assessment and Treatment Units – like the former Winterbourne View – for long periods of time.
 
15 July 2014
Mencap’s Getting It Right – From The Start (GIR-FTS) project, which was discussed at yesterday’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), has revealed 93% of GPs would recommend specific training on learning disability to all health professionals.
 
11 July 2014
Early closure announced of first Charity Retail Bond to be issued on London Stock Exchange
 
7 July 2014
Jan Tregelles, chief executive of the Royal Mencap Society, and Vivien Cooper, chief executive of The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, respond to Bill Mumford’s resignation from the Joint Improvement Board.
 
30 June 2014
Last Saturday (28 June), nearly 100 people with a learning disability came from across the UK to compete in The Royal Mencap Society’s Seventeenth Open National Athletics Championships at Manchester Regional Arena, at Sportcity.
 
30 June 2014
The first charity bond to be listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Order Book for Retail Bonds, launched today, will buy houses for people with a learning disability and allows investors to help create the accommodation needed by people with a learning disability.