Thanks to the generous people who leave a gift in their Will to Mencap we can improve the lives of people with a learning disability and their families now, and fight alongside them to change the future

In today’s society, people with a learning disability are still amongst the most vulnerable.

Children are twice as likely to be bullied as their peers. Adults are much more likely to be left isolated and to suffer huge amounts of loneliness. They still face prejudice in their daily lives and more than half have been victims of hate crime.

People with a learning disability are also much less likely to receive the health care they need and every year 1,200 people needlessly die as a consequence.

Gifts in Wills account for over half of our fundraised income, and allow us to work towards tackling these issues and changing the future for the 1.4 million people in the UK with a learning disability. We want a future where people with a learning disability do not experience these prejudices and a gift in your Will to Mencap can help us to make this future a reality.

Visit our About us section for more information on Mencap’s work.

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Hear from the people you're helping

For us, Mencap [Segal House Nursery] has been a godsend. I really don’t know how we would have managed without it. The type of childcare Oisin gets there just isn’t available for children like him elsewhere. 

He has physio, speech and language workers and the play environment is so wonderful. He can play like all the other children now.

Without this support I wouldn’t be able to work and we wouldn’t be able to cope with the stigma we unfortunately face as a family.

Read Natalie and John's story

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