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Help us be there

"People with a learning disability , should never be left feeling helpless, distressed and scared."

In her article, Rachel talks about how our Learning Disability Helplines are often the only place people can turn to, and why we need your help to keep the lines open.

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Rock your socks is back this March!

It's an opportunity to wear your funkiest socks whilst donating or fundraising with friends. 

This year we're made some handy resources and our friendly fundraising team are already on hand, standing by to help you make your plans rock! 

Donate to Mencap


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.

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New Easy Reads about housing

Want to know more about playing your rent , finding a home, how to get something fixed, or how to deal with problem neighbours?

We've partnered with Shelter, a housing and homeless charity, to make lots of new Easy Reads about living in your home.

Congratulations George!

Watch the exciting moment Myth Buster George unboxes his new picture book, 'Why Not?' 

'Why Not?' touches on George’s life and experiences and features characters using various forms of communication ranging from Makaton to using an eye gazer.

Find out more

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Other ways to support Mencap