Supporting families from BME communities
Mencap welcomes families, carers and people with learning disabilities from all minority ethnic communities.
If English is not your first language and you need information or advice, Mencap Direct offers a translation service. Just call Mencap Direct on 0808 808 1111 and tell the operator which language you need.
The operator will ask for your contact details so they can call you back. They will then contact Language Line and you will be able to talk to the operator through an interpreter. This is a three way process.
These publications offer a summary of the services Mencap provides and how you can get more advice and information in various languages.
- About Mencap - English
- About Mencap - Arabic
- About Mencap - Bengali
- About Mencap - Cantonese
- About Mencap - Gujarati
- About Mencap - Hindi
- About Mencap - Punjabi
- About Mencap - Somali
- About Mencap - Turkish
- About Mencap - Urdu
Services for All family handbook
In association with Mencap, the Association for Real Change (ARC) has produced the 'Services for All' family handbook. The handbook contains information on learning disability services for people from black and minority ethnic communities and is available in five languages:
- Services for All in English
- Services for All in Cantonese
- Services for All in Gujarati
- Services for All in Punjabi
- Services for all in Urdu
A hard copy of 'Services for All' is also available from the ARC website and costs £10.
For more information on ethnicity, you can:
- read what Valuing People says about working with black and minority ethnic communities
- read real life stories of families from black and minority ethnic communities below.
My daughter is 42 years old. She has epilepsy, she hasn't talked since she was 13 years old and she has complicated health needs.
I came to this country to get married. My husband has learning disabilities and needs constant care.
I'm a single parent and as well as my daughter, who's got Smith - Magenis Syndrome, I have two other children.
My son is 41 years old now and since we've moved he has no friends and nothing to do.
We have four children; the two girls both have learning disabilities. Neither of them can walk or talk.