Key contacts for journalists

General media enquiries

  • Telephone: 020 7696 5414
  • Out of hours telephone (for urgent press enquiries): 07770 656 659
  • Email: media@mencap.org.uk

Mencap's PR team for England and Wales

  • Freddie Isbister, PR manager
  • Katherine Evans, PR officer
  • Natasha Tidd, PR officer

If your query is about Mencap's website, email: webmaster@mencap.org.uk.

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Your stories are important to us. If you have a learning disability, or you are a family member, carer to someone who does then we want to hear from you. Get in touch with us via the form if you want to share your story. 

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What is a learning disability?

Someone with a learning disability may have difficulty in understanding or using written or spoken language, and may need support to do some everyday things. It can be difficult to diagnose a mild learning disability as the individual will often mix well with others and will be able to cope with some of the tasks presented to them. However, they may need support in other areas of their life such as shopping or filling out forms.

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Learning disability - research and statistics

There are 1.4 million people with a learning disability in the UK. Read the latest research and statistics on a range of issues affecting people with a learning disability, from health and social care to finding work and friendships.

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Vision statements

Health - what we think

People with a learning disability have a right to the best possible health
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Early years - what we think

Children with a learning disability have a right to be supported to live full and independent lives
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Employment - what we think

People with a learning disability have a right to work 
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Housing - what we think

People with a learning disability have a right to live independently in the community
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Relationships and sex - what we think

People with a learning disability have a right to develop relationships
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Education - what we think

Children and young people with a learning disability have a right to an inclusive education
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Our vision, mission and values

We won't stop until people with a learning disability are valued equally
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About us

The lowdown on Mencap - who we are and what we do
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