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18 December 2009
Following the publication of Mencap's Death by Indifference report in 2007, which highlighted the horrific deaths of Martin, Mark, Ted, Tom, Warren and Emma, the cases were referred to the Ombudsman to carry out an investigation into these six deaths. Mencap wanted to challenge some of the findings of this investigation by seeking a judicial review which has been denied.
21 November 2009
Mencap today celebrates the decision to give athletes with a learning disability a chance to fulfil their Paralympic ambitions. However, the learning disability charity warns that if funding is not available immediately athletes will not be ready to compete in London's 'inclusive' Olympic Games.
18 November 2009
Mencap welcomes many of the Bills announced in the Queen's Speech but seeks reassurances as to the impact they will have on people with a learning disability and their families.
23 October 2009
Mencap urges councils to improve support for older carers in light of an inquest into the death of an 82-year-old carer from Camberley in Surrey.
20 October 2009
Research published today (20 October 2009) by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass) has found a rise in the number of vulnerable adults referred to social services because they are at risk of physical and sexual abuse.
19 October 2009
Following reports that a young woman with a learning disability was told that she is not intelligent enough to look after her baby, Mencap comments on the issue of parenting capacity of people with a learning disability.
15 October 2009
A thought-provoking exhibition portraying the lives of people with a learning disability will go on display in Newcastle on 20 October. Celebrating the diversity of life,
13 October 2009
Faithless stars Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss will headline at Mencap's Dia De Los Muertos Ball at Proud gallery in Camden later this month.
13 October 2009
Mencap responds to a public meeting held today (13 October) where the Constabulary were questioned regarding police action on the Pilkington case.