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29 January 2014
Ahead of Mencap's dinner on 29 January to mark Lord Rix's 90th birthday, our Parliamentary affairs assistant Ismail Kaji writes about his experiences knowing a lifelong learning disability campaigner.
29 January 2014
Our bloggers Ciara Lawrence and Ismail Kaji watched Berge Kanikanian from Ealing Mencap’s documentary film 'Aktion T4', which is about how the Nazis treated people with a learning disability in the Second World War.
21 January 2014
Rachel Reeves MP is the Labour Shadow work and pensions secretary. Rachel Reeves said if Labour get in government and people want to get Job Seekers Allowance then they must do a course in English or Maths.
10 January 2014
There’s never a dull moment aboard the good ship Mencap and the Public Affairs team is flat out already! I managed however to snatch a mo to write down a bit about what 2014 holds in store for us...
6 January 2014
As parents of children with a disability and special educational needs, we need time out in order to recoup our energy levels and enthusiasm...
17 December 2013
Alan Milner, Parliamentary affairs officer at Mencap, opens up the debate around the importance of language, and in doing so makes the case why we should be using the term 'short breaks' rather than 'respite'.
13 December 2013
A year on from when the government published its Winterbourne final report and action plan for local areas to transform services for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges, not enough progress has been made. Families of the victims of Winterbourne View, and other families of loved ones who have been abused and neglected in similar places, now call on Norman Lamb to act on the promises he made.
12 December 2013
Mencap’s Policy officer and welfare lead, James Bolton, talks us through Wednesday’s Court of Appeal ruling on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and highlights the vital importance of this ruling.
6 December 2013
How many people have to be in need of a short breaks service before a council warrants one? Stephen John, Mencap campaigns officer in the North of England, challenges what it takes for councils to justify providing short breaks services...