Support us

There are lots of things you can do to support our Here I Am campaign and the work we're doing to help spread knowledge and awareness of learning disability.

Find out how you can get involved.

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Understand me

Got questions about learning disability? Who better to ask than someone who has a learning disability!

We got Aeren to answer a range of questions. Take a look at the chat to see what she said, and find out about her experience of having a learning disability...

Chat with Aeren

Other ways to support us


Donate to Mencap

Your donation will help support thousands of people with a learning disability to develop skills and gain confidence to live a fulfilling and active life

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Sign up to be an e-campaigner

Join us and help change the lives of people with a learning disability

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Become a Sidekick

Could you be Robin to Batman? Lois to Clark? Watson to Holmes? We need people who will be champions for people with a learning disability, supporting them to lead their life the way they want to.

Learn more
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Take part in an event

Whether you want to run, cycle, swim, dodge balls or see some live music, there are many ways you can support our work and have fun!

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Why we need your support

  • There are 1.4 million people in the UK with a learning disability, many of whom are excluded from society
  • 65% of people with a learning disability can work and want to work, but only 7% are actually in work
  • Just 1 in 3 people with a learning disability take part in some form of education or training
  • 1,200 people with a learning disability die avoidably in hospitals every year

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