Thursday 17 October 2013
Golden Lane Housing rewarded for social investment initiative
Last night Golden Lane Housing was awarded the Social Investment Initiative of the Year for our £10m charity bond launched in February this year.
Golden Lane Housing is Mencap's housing arm, the bond has enabled people with a learning disability to live independently in specially adapted houses and bungalows in their community.
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Monday 23 April 2012
Runners race around London to raise money for Mencap
A team of 134 runners took part in the Virgin London Marathon yesterday (Sunday 22 April), in aid of Mencap.
They joined 37,500 other runners to complete the 26.2-mile course. The marathon took them from Greenwich to St James’s Park, past iconic London landmarks such as the Tower of London and Big Ben.
Thursday 01 March 2012
New report says cuts to benefits and services could leave disabled people unable to live independently
The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) today (Thursday 1 March) published its report on the implementation of the right of disabled people to independent living.
The JCHR is made up of 12 members, from the House of Commons and the House of Lords. It is charged with considering human rights issues in the UK.
Monday 10 October 2011
Elbow and Sinead O’Connor among the headliners of Mencap’s sixth Little Noise Sessions
Each year, Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions, hosted by DJ Jo Whiley, bring together new talent and some of the biggest names in music.
Tickets for this year’s Little Noise Sessions are now on sale.
This year, the gigs will take place from 22 to 27 November, at a new home, the St John at Hackney church, London.
The line-up includes Elbow (pictured), Marina & The Diamonds, Goldfrapp, Example and Sinead O’Connor.
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