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Learning disability news from Mencap.

 
1 April 2015
The new act introduces nationally set eligibility criteria for 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’.
Girl on internet with father
 
28 January 2015
Today, on European Data Protection Day, a group of disability charities are calling on European Union policy-makers to create Easy Read guidance for people with a learning disability on the draft General Data Protection Regulation.
SENDirect logo
 
21 January 2015
Mencap and 9 of the UK’s leading disability charities have launched the new SENDirect website.