Campaigning locally is a powerful way to stand up for the issues you care about, whether that’s cuts to services, better health care for people with a learning disability, or an issue specific to you.

Members of our team cover the North, Central, South and London regions. We can give advice and training, link you up with others, and help get your campaign off the ground. Get in touch!

Map of England showing areas covered by our campaigns team; North, South, Central and London.

 

North - Stephen John (Regional Campaigns Manager)

Man, Stephen John, with dark hair and beard looking into camera.

I am very passionate about working with and for people with a disability and campaigning on important issues. I started at Mencap in 2009 and I cover the North of England (despite the Welsh accent). I also manage the regional Campaigns Officers. I love exploring the country (especially the North) and know where all the best chip shops are. Rugby, fishing and family (not necessarily in that order) are the big things in my life.

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Counties covered in the North region

The counties covered in the North region are:

  • Cheshire
  • Cumbria
  • Derbyshire
  • Durham
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • North Yorkshire
  • Northumberland  
  • South Yorkshire
  • Tyne and Wear
  • West Yorkshire.

Central - Bindya Mistry (Campaigns Officer)

Woman, Bindya Mistry, with long dark hair smiling whilst wearing colourful top and black cardigan.

I joined the Campaigns Team in October 2016 but I have been working for Mencap since 2005 in advocacy. I have a passion for making positive changes for people with learning disabilities by encouraging individuals to speak up for themselves. Outside of work I like to spend time with my family and friends, bake, go hiking and travel.

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Counties covered in the Central region

The counties covered in the Central region are:

  • Bristol
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Herefordshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Norfolk
  • Northamptonshire
  • North Somerset
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Rutland
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Suffolk
  • Swindon
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands
  • Worcestershire.

South - Michael Le Surf (Campaigns Officer)

Man, Mike Le Surf, with grey hair and glasses looking into camera.

I have over 25 years experience in learning disability services with a background in advocacy and support. I have been working at Mencap since 2010 as the Changing Places Development Officer supporting the campaign for Changing Places toilets across the UK. I currently work as the Campaigns Officer covering the south of England. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the cinema and following the mighty Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. 

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Counties covered in the South region

The counties covered in the South region are:

  • Bedfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Channel Islands
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • East Sussex
  • Essex
  • Hampshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Oxfordshire
  • Somerset (excluding North Somerset)
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex
  • Wiltshire (excluding Swindon).

London - Victoria Wright (Campaigns Officer)

Woman, Victoria Wright, with long brown hair smiling into camera whilst stood in park.

I started at Mencap in January 2018 as the London Campaigns Officer. I joined Mencap because I want to make a positive difference for people with a learning disability. I know that sometimes disabled people aren’t treated very well, or given the right support – this needs to change! I live in London and enjoy spending time with my family, going to the theatre, and having long walks in London’s beautiful parks.

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