A general election has been announced

The Prime Minster has called for a general election to take place on 4 July.

To help, we've created two Easy Reads about the general election and what voting means.

What is a general election?

What is voting?

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Mencap shop comes to Ortongate

Our new Mencap Shop in Ortongate Shopping centre is now open, we've got a vibrant mix of things for you to browse and buy

Orton Gate Crop Shop
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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.

Help the UK Covid-19 Inquiry

It's important that the impact of the pandemic on the lives of people with a learning disability , their families and friends, is fully understood and recognised

Share your story with the independent UK Covid-19 Inquiry.

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