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9 May 2013
Steve's son Sam was a patient at Winterbourne View, an assessment and treatment centre for people with a learning disability, where patients suffered appalling abuse and torment.
12 March 2013
Jane Raca wrote an open letter to the Children's Minister, Edward Timpson about the Children and Families Bill.
19 February 2013
This week our campaigns spokespeople had a discussion about Ricky Gervais’ new TV show Derek, and how they feel when someone uses offensive language such as the ‘r-word’.
15 January 2013
In November, Mencap Cymru’s external affairs officer Dawn Gullis won the Understanding Disability Award under the professional category. The award is given by the Cardiff and Vale Parents Federation. Dawn was the first person with a learning disability to win under this section.
20 December 2012
There has been much in the news about Winterbourne View where people with a learning disability were abused and bullied by eleven staff. They were kept in an assessment and treatment unit away from their families. This is not acceptable. It is shocking.
26 January 2012
Jane Alltimes, Mencap's Senior campaigns and policy officer, was disappointed to see Rod Liddle’s column in The Sun today (‘Pretend disabled’ really are sick, 26.1.2012). Jane believes it is an unhelpful and misleading portrayal of disabled people and benefits claimants, when official figures show that disability benefit fraud is actually only around 0.3%.
12 January 2012
Recently I went with a colleague to visit the Office for Disability Issues.
23 August 2011
This APPG was a joint meeting with three other APPG’S on Digital Britain.