Activism Week 2018
Mencap’s first ever Activism Week took place from 15 to 21 October 2018.
Linking in with our Treat me well campaign we asked campaigners to take action, calling for change in their local hospital.
We also celebrated the brilliant health campaigners who are making a difference around the country.
Activist of the year awards
We asked for nominations for inspiring activists doing great campaigning around the country, for our first ever Activist of the year awards.
Check out the shortlist and find out who won!Find out more
Write to your local NHS Trust
We need hospital bosses to take the lead so people with a learning disability don't die avoidably in hospital, and care improves.
Use our new e-action to send a message to the boss at your local NHS Hospital Trust (England) or Local Health Board (Wales), asking them to become a Treat me well champion.
It's quick and easy - please take action now!Go
Tips for dealing with the NHS
I have been fighting battles for my son James since he was born 19 years ago.
Those battles take place on all fronts, because he has multiple disabilities. But the health service is the one I now find the most difficult to deal with.
Hear from Jane Raca about her top tips for dealing with the NHS, based on the experiences she has had when getting the right treatment for her son, James.Read Jane's story
About Treat me well
1200 people with a learning disability die avoidably every year.
We know the treatment people with a learning disability get in hospital is still not good enough in many parts of the country.
This has to change. Which is why we've launched Treat me well.
Find out more about the campaign including how you can get involved and show your support.Go
Treat me well in Makaton
Treat me well has teamed up with The Makaton Charity to make this short Makaton video (Treat me well translates as 'respect me' in Makaton!).
Watch the video below to learn more about what the Treat me well campaign is about, and how you can show your support.Do you know how many people with a learning disability die avoidably every year?