Treat me well campaign workshops and tools

If you are interested in working with your local Campaigns Officer to host a Know Your Rights or Campaigns workshop as part of our Treat me well campaign, please contact campaigns@mencap.org.uk

Activism week - October 2018

We hosted our first ever Activism week between 15-21st October 2018. We used the week to celebrate all the brilliant activists out there doing great campaigning on health. Here’s a quick round up of what took place during Mencap's first ever Activism week.

  • Events! Treat me well was truly national with events happening in Croydon, Craigavon, Rochdale, Islington, Southampton, Norwich, Northampton, Leicester, Belfast, Lambeth, North Somerset, National Centre and beyond. Thank you to all the Network partners who took part.
  • The e-action. We launched a new e-action so campaigners could make contact directly with the CEO of their local hospital trust. If you haven’t taken the e-action yet, you can do so here.
  • Makaton videos. We made a new video with The Makaton Charity all about Treat me well. You can watch it here and learn the moves!
  • Activist of the Year awards. We are proud to announce that Catherine Carter and Paula McGowan are the winners of our first ever Activist of the Year awards. Read their inspiring stories here.
  • Meet the campaigners. Many of our Network partners have been campaigning with Treat me well. You can meet some campaigners here, and find out why they love making their voices heard.
  • New Treat me well groups. Our new Easy Read guide explains how to set up your own local campaigning group. Find out more by giving us some details here.

Learning Disability week - June 2018

Learning Disability Week 2018 was all about Health. Alongside many Local Network Partners, we used the week to raise awareness of the issues people with a learning disability face in hospital. Almost 200 events took place around the country, with 100 of these taking place in hospitals.  

You can have a look at the resources here:

VODG health charter for social care providers

The health charter is designed to support social care providers to improve the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities, thus improving people’s quality of life generally. Much can be done by social care providers, working together with people with learning disabilities, families and carers and their health colleagues to improve health and wellbeing.

You can find more information here: https://www.vodg.org.uk/publications/health-charter-for-social-care-providers/

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