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8 December 2011
Learning disability charities Mencap and The Challenging Behaviour Foundation have responded to the Care Quality Commission's initial report from its review into services for people with a learning disability. They have warned that the report reflects "serious concerns about poor pratices at specialist assessment units".
1 December 2011
Mencap responds to news that the Government will not now cut the mobility component to Disability Living Allowance
29 November 2011
Mencap chief executive Mark Goldring CBE responds to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement 2011
9 November 2011
Mencap responds to Government plans to amend the law so that murders motivated by hatred or hostility towards disabled or transgender victims will have the same sentencing starting point of 30 years as those aggravated by race, religion and sexual orientation. The amendment is to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.
12 October 2011
Learning disability charity Mencap has called a Parliamentary and Heath Service Ombudsman report a ‘missed opportunity’ to properly enforce disability law.
11 October 2011
The Postural Care Action Group launches a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of good postural care for thousands of people with multiple disabilities.
6 October 2011
The Government must continue to have a housing ‘safety net’ for the most vulnerable people in society, according to a coalition of charities and housing organisations.
30 September 2011
Mencap has re-released In the Moment, a DVD which shows how to involve people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the arts.
28 September 2011
Mencap criticises care which led to avoidable death of a man with a learning disability in a Swansea hospital
27 September 2011
Mencap has launched the new Involve me toolkit to give a voice to one of society’s most excluded groups.