"Do you see me?"

The theme for this year's Learning Disability Week is: "Do you see me?" which is all about being seen, heard and valued.

When people with a learning disability are all truly seen - and fully included - our communities will be kinder, happier, and healthier places to live, where we can all be valued for what we bring. 

Being seen, heard and valued

Ellen, who works at Mencap sat on the advisory group to help create the "Do you see me?" campaign .

In her blog she explains why she is excited about "Do You See Me?" and sharing what people with learning disabilities can do.

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could answer a call from someone in crisis who reaches out to our Learning Disability Helpline for support.


could help a trained caseworker stop a parent’s loved one from being wrongfully locked up in a mental health hospital.


could help pay for urgent legal support for a family in desperate need of advice to prevent their loved one being admitted to an in-patient unit.

Do you believe in a world where everyone is seen and heard?

People with a learning disability have had enough of being ignored, mistreated, looked down on, treated like children - and sometimes, even locked away. 

Join our Do You See Me campaign to help create communities where people with a learning disability are seen, heard and valued.

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The Mencap Manifesto

We want to see a real improvement in the lives of people with a learning disability in the UK. 

Our 2024 Manifesto outlines some of the key issues facing people with a learning disability and the actions we'd like all political parties to adopt. 

Heidi Manifesto
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What is an election?
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About voting

We're here to help

If you need information or advice you can use our free helpline and advice service .

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