It's the London Marathon on Sunday 21 April

We'd like to wish everyone running in this years TCS London Marathon the very best of luck, especially those amazing fundraisers who have chosen to run for Mencap.

If you weren't lucky this year watch this space as we will be inviting you to apply for our 2025 places very soon.

Homes Not Hospitals

The government promised to reduce the number of people like Elliot held in mental health hospitals by 50%, but they are 6 years off meeting their deadline. The government must urgently come up with a new plan to get more people back in their community with the right support. 

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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Mencap's manifesto

Mencap’s goal is to make the UK the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to lead happy and healthy lives. 

Our manifesto asks for the things that need to be put in place to fulfil that goal, and we hope that all the political parties heed our call.

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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 so we’re asking everyone to share their story with the independent UK Covid-19 Inquiry.

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Other ways to support Mencap