Why choose us

Mencap works exclusively with and for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. We employ more than 6,000 staff supporting over 4,000 people with a learning disability. Mencap is the only specialist provider of housing and employment services for people with a learning disability, and we are the leader in our sector. We:

  • provide flexible, personalised and responsive services
  • put people at the centre of everything we do
  • have exceptionally high levels of specialist expertise and customer satisfaction
  • invest time in recruiting the right people for the right jobs
  • provide extensive staff training and support
  • offer national and local services combining UK-wide strength with local expertise and resources.

Mencap is well-positioned to move forward with the government's individualised care agenda as we already have services in place and a strong network of delivery partners. Read more about personalisation and Mencap's approach.

To find out more about our services, and opportunities to work in partnership with Mencap, please contact us.

Our approach

We are the UK's leading learning disability organisation, working for over 60 years with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

How we support people

We work out the best way to support people as individuals, rather than trying to fit people into existing services.

How we learn from others

As an organisation dedicated to both campaigning and providing services for people with a learning disabiity, we are keen to ensure that we learn from the experiences of others, and share our own knowledge. 

Partnership working

By working in partnership, Mencap offers services that go further towards meeting the individual and specialist needs of people with a learning disability. 


Personalisation is a new approach to adult social care, designed to ensure that local authorities start with the person and not the service.

Quality and best practice

As the leading provider of specialist services for people with a learning disability, Mencap has a reputation for both reliability and innovation.