Learning Disability Week

We want to show the world the incredible things that people with a learning disability achieve, smashing misconceptions about what people can do and shining a light on the stigma many still face every day.


A myth is an idea about something that is not true.


Busting a myth means showing why an idea about something is not true.

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What do you want to tell the world about your life?

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Make history

Anyone can be a bust a myth, Ellie achieved her lifelong dream and smashed boundaries as the first British Vogue cover model with Down's Syndrome . We want to know about your dreams!

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We need your help

We want to show that people are so much more than a learning disability – and this is the week for everyone in our community to make some noise about their amazing achievements, tremendous talents, and issues that matter most. 

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Other ways to show your support

You can also show your support by making a donation to Mencap.

As little as £5 could help us buy a set of resources, designed for people with a learning disability, to learn about their rights to good care in hospital.

LD Week Stories

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Say hello to Michael. 👋

He's a Mencap Myth Buster, business owner, and is competing in the Boccia events at the Special Olympics for Great Britain this week.

Get inspired by checking out some of the previous stories from Learning Disability Week 

Share your story of living life with a learning disability

For Learning Disability Week we'd love to hear from you. Bust some myths and help us to show the world what it’s like to live with a learning disability.

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