The name Mencap represents a grassroots movement of hundreds of local Mencap organisations, all working across the UK to improve the lives of people with a learning disability.
We are a strong network of organisations and professionals who have the same vision, and are working to make the lives of people with a learning disability better.
Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
Our challenge, alongside people with a learning disability and their families, is to make this world a reality. Right now, people with a learning disability face inequalities in every area of life.
We need to tackle the issues head on through tireless campaigning and the delivery of high quality support and services to the people who need us.
We are a diverse group from large-scale service providers to smaller groups who organise leisure activities on a weekly basis.
We have a shared history and values, but we are all seperate charities and organisations in our own right, working together to improve the lives of people with a learning disability in the future.
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The Life of Judy Fryd
In 1946 Judy Fryd, a mother of a child with a learning disability, started Mencap.
Little did she know she would start a movement.
This is her story.