Press releases

Mencap press releases on learning disability news and issues.

25 November 2015
Learning disability charity Mencap has responded to the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) and Autumn Statement. Mencap warn that the Chancellor has not done enough to prevent the social care sector moving closer to collapse.
10 November 2015
Today, 10 November 2015, the Department of Health published “Government response to No voice unheard, no right ignored – a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions”. Mencap and The Challenging Behaviour Foundation comment that it does not go far enough to create the right legislative framework to drive the change that is so desperately needed.
9 November 2015
To launch Learning Disability Work Experience Week 2015, Mencap and Inclusive Employers have published the results of a survey of UK employers, showing the benefits and barriers of employing staff with a learning disability.
30 October 2015
NHS England has today published a report setting out plans to transform services for people with a learning disability.
27 October 2015
Ahead of key debate on Welfare Reform and Work Bill 60 national charities call on Government to stop £30-a-week cut to ESA for new claimants
26 October 2015
Statement on the CQC inspection of Drummond Court
7 September 2015
Finsbury Park saw almost over 600 people arrive on Saturday to take part the UK’s largest fancy dress dodgeball tournament. The event, now in its seventh year, is organised by the learning disability charity Mencap, with all the proceeds going to ensuring the charity can continue to support people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
28 August 2015
Four out of five parents surveyed by learning disability charity Mencap who have a child with a learning disability struggle to access services over the school summer holidays.
18 August 2015
In response to the DWP using false case studies, Mencap has issued this response
17 July 2015
Mencap respond to today’s announcement that plans to introduce a cap on social care costs from next year have been delayed until 2020 amid fears over how councils would fund the move. Ministers confirmed that the £72,000 limit on bills for residential care was being pushed back to the final few weeks of the parliament after "genuine concerns" were raised about its introduction.