So you want to know more about our work in Parliament Parliament is a group of people who make laws and check what the government The Government are the people who run the country. The Government decide how much tax people should pay and how things like the National Health Service (NHS) should work. is doing. ?
See our easy read Easy Read is a way of making written information easier to understand. Pictures are usually added next to the writing. information about how and why we influence politicians.
Our work in Parliament is often complex and difficult to understand – but we want politics to be accessible Accessible means something is easy for people to use or join in with. For example: Accessible writing means the writing is easy to read and understand. to everyone.
We have worked with the Parliamentary Outreach service A service gives people what they need, like healthcare services that help people when they are ill, and support services that give people support. , which raises awareness about the work that happens in Parliament, to produce easy read guides. They are here to help you understand about how Parliament works.
Easy read guides
- You and your MP - easy read PDF guide. This is about what an MP ( Member of Parliament A Member of Parliament (MP) is a person who speaks up about what people in their area need. People in each area choose their MP by voting for them. ) does, and how they can help you.
- How laws are made - easy read PDF guide. This is about how laws are made.
- About select committees - easy read PDF guide. Select Committees are groups of MPs who look at an issue or keep an eye on the government’s work.
The Parliamentary outreach team also provide free training for people who want to help people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. understand more about Parliament.
Do you have a question about Mencap’s work in Parliament? If so, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our PDF easy read guide to the work of All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs).
Empowering you to empower others
Learn how to empower others to engage with Parliament. If your organisation An organisation are a group of people who work together. , those you work with or your community A community is the people and places in an area. would benefit from a better understanding of Parliament and how to engage effectively with it, the ALD Train the Trainer programme may be for you.