The Autumn Statement
Mencap responds to the seventh Learning Disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. Mortality Review (LeDeR) annual report An annual report is a booklet which an organisation An organisation are a group of people who work together. writes every year. It tells you what they did that year. , published by King’s College London.
Employers on the record
Natalie is a young woman with a learning disability who, after completing one of our Supported Internships A work placement for young people with additional needs, where they get support from a job coach. , now works at Mencap.
Read her interview An interview is a meeting where you talk to someone or a group of people about something. When you have an interview for a job, you have to answer questions and say why you would be good at the job. The person who gives the best answers is offered the job. with Jacqui Dobson, Diversity Diversity means people from all different cultures and backgrounds. and Inclusion Partner at The Financial Times where she did her work experience Work experience is when you try out a job to help you learn new skills. .
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.
Reflections on Cardiff away days
Jack Welch, who is Chair of our Voices Council The Mencap Voices Council are a group of 12 people with a learning disability. They share their views and experiences to help Mencap's Board of Trustees make decisions. , and Sam who is Vice Chair, recently attended the annual meeting An annual meeting is a meeting which happens once a year. of the board of trustees and the executive team of Mencap in Cardiff.
Top energy saving tips to help you this winter
If you need help with your energy bills, talk to our specialist advisors by contacting the Mencap helpline. Thanks to the British Gas Energy Trust for their support.
Mencap Christmas cards now on sale!
You'll find this years range of Mencap Christmas cards in all our high street stores, but for anyone who prefers to shop from the comfort of their own home, our cards are now available in packs of 10 to buy online!
Beat the 2024 London marathon ballot!
There's still time to bag your place to take on the famous TCS London Marathon on 21 April 2024.
By running this event for Mencap you'll be helping us make the world a better place for people with a learning disability!