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Learning disability news from Mencap.

15 April 2015
Five major parties met the Disability Benefits Consortium ahead of General Election
13 April 2015
More than 30 people take part in Brighton Marina event
1 April 2015
New Act is a big change in law around social care
25 March 2015
Petitions featuring nearly 300,000 signatures handed to 10 Downing Street
Natalie and John with their son Oisin
16 March 2015
1 in 5 local authorities provide no Portage services whatsoever, despite 81% of parents finding them invaluable
Big Step Forward - new nursery foundations
12 March 2015
The new Mencap Children and Families’ Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland has reached a major construction milestone, as the main steel work and first floor of the building have now been completed.
9 March 2015
They came, they saw, they stepped up to complete our three tower challenge!
David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg
25 February 2015
Party leaders join forces to call for action on learning disability issues ahead of General Election in May
Abuse at Winterbourne View
4 February 2015
Mencap and The Challenging Behaviour Foundation respond to report on Government progress since 2012 Winterbourne View Concordat
29 January 2015
Mencap and The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) respond to today’s (29 January 2015) publication of ‘Learning Disability Census 2014’ and ‘Transforming Care for People with Learning Disabilities -- Next Step’.