We have an exciting opportunity
We will be working together with nine communities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to make them the best places for people with a learning disability to live.
We are in the process of finding areas to work with!
We had an amazing 213 responses from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be involved in this project! Thank you so much to everyone who applied. We are carefully going through all the ideas at the moment.
We will update this page soon with more information about how to get involved in the project in different ways.
We want to hear from you!
If this sounds like you and your community, we want to hear from you!
You don't have to be an expert in this way of working - just be enthusiastic about your local community.
Who are Mencap?
We are a learning disability charity working across England, Wales & Northern Ireland. We want a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Everything we do is about making this world a reality.
What is a learning disability?
A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life. People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people
Do I need to know about learning disability to get involved?
No, we’re looking for people who are passionate about making a difference and committed to inclusion for everyone
What areas are covered by this project?
This project will be working with communities across England, Wales & Northern Ireland but we need your help to decide whereabouts
What do you mean by community?
We think a community is about a group of people who care about each other, care about where they live and have a sense of belonging to that place. This can be in a town, a village or a neighbourhood.
What will I be signing up for?
Nothing at this stage, it is just to register your interest in the project so we can follow up with you to see if your community is the right fit for this project
What will it cost?
Nothing, there’ll be no costs to get involved. All we might need is some of your time, some of your knowledge and a lot of enthusiasm for making a difference
Can I share this opportunity with other people?
Yes please! If you know enthusiastic people in your community, or even in a different one, who would like to be involved please tell them about it and encourage them to get in touch.
Click here to answer a few questions about you and your community. Or give us a call for a chat on 07976 754 078
The closing date for responding is 31st March