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13 December 2010
Children's Minister Sarah Teather has announced more funding for short breaks for carers. Mencap responds.
20 October 2010
Today's spending review confirms that the phoney war on cuts has just become real. The severe 7.1% year on year reduction in funding to local councils and removing ring-fencing to local government grants will inevitably mean significant pressures put on care budgets.
14 October 2010
People with a learning disability are still dying needlessly in NHS hospitals 18 months after receiving a warning from the Health Ombudsman to overhaul their practices and train staff properly, a Department of Health report revealed today.
24 September 2010
Mencap has announced the winners of its annual Snap! film and photography competition. A distinguished panel of judges selected the winners from a total of 433 entries by hopefuls across the UK and internationally, during an intense day of judging at Somerset House.
12 July 2010
Basildon University Hospital has been found guilty of numerous failures in the medical care and treatment of Lisa Sharpe, who had a severe learning disability.
29 June 2010
Mencap's response to the Care Quality Commission's announcements today that both Basildon and Thurrock NHS Trust and Tameside NHS Foundation Trust have made the necessary improvements for conditions on their registration to be lifted.
23 June 2010
The Budget includes new medical assessments for people applying for Disability Living Allowance. Mencap responds.
21 June 2010
Almost half of doctors (46%) and a third of nurses (37%) say that people with a learning disability receive a poorer standard of healthcare than the rest of the population, according to a survey published today by learning disability charity Mencap to launch its new campaign, Getting it right.
26 May 2010
David Congdon, Mencap's head of campaigns and policy said: "We believe that people with a learning disability have the same right to treatment or to refuse treatment as anyone else."
24 May 2010
Learning disability charity Mencap welcomes Ofcom's ruling today that Channel 4 breached the Broadcasting Code by broadcasting the word 'retard' on Big Brother's Big Mouth.