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Mencap and Scope challenge Netflix for allowing 'r' word to air in comedy show

Ricky Gervais makes a joke in his comedy set which uses the 'r' word. Netflix are planning to add this show to their streaming platform over Christmas. We know this word can be very triggering for some people with a learning disability . We think this word should be unspeakable because of the harm it does.  We have written this letter to Anne Mensah of Netflix to ask for this to be removed from their platform..

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Employers on the record

Natalie is a young woman with a learning disability who, after completing one of our Supported Internships , now works at Mencap. 

Read her interview with Jacqui Dobson, Diversity and Inclusion Partner at The Financial Times where she did her work experience .

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Reflections on Cardiff away days

Jack Welch, who is Chair of our Voices Council , and Sam who is Vice Chair, recently attended the annual meeting 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.

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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!

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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!

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