Our vision is of a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

We want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve the things they want out of life.

The support of trusts and foundations enables us to deliver life changing projects and services that transform the lives of people with a learning disability. 

Whilst Mencap is a large charity, most of our income and expenditure is restricted funding for central government and local authority service contracts.

We rely on voluntary contributions from independent funders to deliver the services so desperately needed.

2 in every 100 people in the UK have a learning disability

And right now, people with a learning disability face inequalities in every area of life

  • Only 1 in 10 people with a learning disability are in employment, despite a willingness and ability to work. Together we can support more people into jobs.
  • 75% of local councils don't have enough childcare for disabled children. Your support could make sure these children reach their full potential.
  • Over 3,000 people with a learning disability are stuck in assessment and treatment Units. With your support we want to give people a choice on where they live.

The right support can literally change someone's life

Watch Sufi's story - the right support from employers transformed Sufi's life and enabled him to shine in his job, and provide for his children's future.

"I would like to get more days in work, more hours in work. And the reason is to support my family financially, and for my children's education."

It's amazing what we can achieve with the right support.

Be part of the change

Whether you're interested in supporting a specific project or providing essential unrestricted funding, we'd love to hear from you and discuss how we can best work together to ensure positive change for people with a learning disability. 

Please contact kimberley.scoltock@mencap.org.uk

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