Campaigns updates

Regional day opportunities consultation

Have your say on the new proposals. The Health and Social Care Board is leading a consultation on a regional day opportunities model for adults with a learning disability in Northern Ireland. Your views are important in shaping the new model.

Special educational needs course

After the success of last year’s course on special education needs (SEN), Stranmillis University College in Belfast is running a second course, which began earlier this month

Inclusion International conference

Members of the learning disability community from across the world are coming together for a four day event between 25 – 28 October 2012 in Washington DC, USA.

Human rights report

In February 2012, the Northern Ireland Policing Board launched its Human Rights Annual Report.

Learning Disability Week

Mencap Northern Ireland held events during Learning Disability Week to help raise awareness of our Stand by Me campaign on hate crime.

Spring conference 2012

In March, Mencap in Northern Ireland hosted a two-day collaborative conference called Working Together For Change.

Hear our voices

Self-advocates from Mencap recently attended the Hear Our Voices conference in Portugal.

Consultation on Draft Mental Capacity Bill

The government plans to introduce a new law on mental capacity in Northern Ireland in 2016. During the summer of 2014 a public consultation process was carried out to find out what people thought about its proposals. Read Mencap’s response to the consultation.