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Meet our media spokespeople

Mencap has expert spokespeople available for media interviews, including spokespeople with a learning disability .

Amy Clarke

Twitter: @AmyClarke70

Woman, Amy Clarke, with short dark hair and glasses wearing a red jacket stood in front of white brick wall

Amy talks about her experiences with supported living services and how learning disability is portrayed in the media. Amy has a passion for social media and is an active blogger.

Ciara Lawrence

Twitter: @ciarale01

Woman, Ciara Lawrence, with short dark hair, wearing a pink top, smiling whilst stood against a white background

Ciara Lawrence specialises in children's issues, anti-bullying, parents with a learning disability and learning disability in the media. Ciara is also a representative of Inclusion Europe and Inclusion International.  

You can follow Ciara's blog post's about her work and campaigns she supports.

Ismail Kaji

Twitter: @ismailkaji

Man, Ismail Kaji, with dark hair and goatee smiling whilst stood in front of white background

Ismail specialises in employment and health issues. Ismail has wide experience at speaking in public including various events at parliament .

Ismail is also a qualified trainer and delivers learning disability awareness training.

Leroy Binns

Twitter: @leroybinns

Man, Leroy Binns, smiling wearing a white shirt, sat in reception area of office

Leroy specialises in Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) issues, Changing Places facilities and advocacy . Leroy regularly speaks at conferences and events and works as a peer advocate .

Lloyd Page

Twitter: @lloydpage2

Older gentleman, Lloyd Page, with short grey hair wearing an overcoat, sat on chairs in hospital waiting room, smiling at camera

Lloyd can talk about health issues and learning disability awareness. He is very experienced at speaking at conferences and events. Lloyd is a qualified trainer and delivers learning disability awareness training. Lloyd also works as a learning disability adviser to St George's hospital, Tooting.

Richard Lawrence

Twitter: @RJLManga

Man, Richard Lawrence, with short black hair and moustache, wearing a chequered shirt, smiling at camera whilst stood against a white background

Richard specialises in hate crime issues and supports Mencap's chief executive, at conferences and events. Richard is a qualified trainer.

Dan Scorer

Twitter: @dan_scorer

Man, Dan Scorer, with brown hair wearing shirt and suit jacket stood smiling against a white background

Dan is head of policy and public affairs at Mencap. He talks about key policy areas that affect people with a learning disability and their families, such as social care, welfare reform and hate crime. He also talks about Mencap's work on Bills going through parliament, and work with government departments on key areas of public policy

Stephen John

Twitter: @Steve_J1981

Man, Stephen John, with brown hair and facial hair stood in shopping centre, smiling whilst holding a baby.

Stephen is the campaigns officer in the north of England and has worked for Mencap since 2009. Originally from south Wales, Stephen is passionate about the north and can talk about all of Mencap's campaigning issues specific to the north of England.

Wayne Crocker

Twitter: @waynecrocker2

Man, Wayne Crocker, wearing a white shirt, stood smiling against a white background

Wayne is Mencap Cymru's director. He is from Pontypridd and graduated from UNCW Bangor in 1991 with a Bachelor of Divinity degree. He has worked in the third sector for a higher education charity, an employment charity and been at Mencap Cymru since 1998. He is a former chair of Dolen Cymru Lesotho, a trustee of Tai Pawb and sits on a number of Wales-wide strategic groups representing the voices of both people with a learning disability and their parents and carers.

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