Press releases

Mencap press releases on learning disability news and issues.

 
28 January 2015
This morning (Wednesday 28 January 2015), Mark Harper, the Minister of State for Disabled People, was questioned by the Department for Work and Pensions Committee in a one-off evidence session.
 
21 January 2015
Today, nine of the UK’s leading disability charities - including Mencap - have launched the new SENDirect website at the Bett Education Summit in London’s Excel Centre.
 
19 January 2015
Today (Monday 19th January) an exhibition telling the stories of patients and staff of a former institution for people with a learning disability will be launched at Swansea Museum. The first pan-Wales project of its kind will capture a hidden and often painful part of Wales’ history from six of Wales’ long-stay hospitals which closed in 2006.
 
19 January 2015
A new supported employment service for people with learning and physical disabilities has been given the green light.
 
19 January 2015
The UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability (UKSA) and Mencap Sport are delighted to announce that the UK will host the 7th Inas European Cross Country Championships in Yorkshire, England from 19th - 23rd February, 2015.
 
12 January 2015
A Clean Sweep, a Bristol-based cleaning service set-up and run by people with a learning disability, celebrated its 20th anniversary in Bristol’s Vassall Centre last Friday (9 January).
 
12 January 2015
New initiative by Royal Mencap Society and The Harpur Trust launched to support 40 local young people with a learning disability develop employment skills in Bedford.