What we campaign about
Find out more about Mencap's work to make rights a reality for people with a learning disability, and the different areas we campaign on.
All children with a learning disability have the right to a good start in life and a childhood like everyone else.
People with a learning disability are more excluded from the workplace than any other group of disabled people.
People with a learning disability must be valued, respected and given the same opportunities in life.
Family carers of people with a learning disability receive little help or recognition, and many have to fight for the support they do receive.
We want people with a learning disability to stop being denied equal healthcare, and dying when their lives could be saved.
Mencap's vision is one where all people with a learning disability have the opportunity to live on an ordinary street, in an ordinary house, just like everyone else.
People with a learning disability have a right to choice and control over their lives so they can live as independently as possible.
People with PMLD have the right to be seen, heard, included, supported and equal.
Many people with a learning disability need social care services to lead fulfilling and independent lives. With more people needing support and major cuts being made to social care, the social care system is in crisis. Mencap is campaigning at local and national level for a properly funded social care system so every person with a learning disability gets the support they need.
The Government is reforming Disability Living Allowance (DLA). DLA is an extra costs benefit, which helps disabled people to meet the extra costs they face because of their disability.