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15 December 2008
A large-scale, outdoors exhibition on the banks of the River Thames, organised by learning disability charity, Mencap, aims to increase understanding and challenge people's preconceptions of learning disability.
12 December 2008
Mencap welcomes the increase in funding for the Disabled Facilities Grant announced by Housing Minister Baroness Andrews yesterday but is concerned that the increase is insufficient to meet the needs of families with disabled children. Mencap is also concerned that the
3 December 2008
Mencap responds to the Queen's speech, the Equality Bill and the Welfare Reform Bill
3 December 2008
Thousands of people with a learning disability may be left without proper care after new figures published today reveal that the number of people with a learning disability who need social care services is growing up to 5.5 times faster than previously estimated.
27 November 2008
According to CSCI, council-arranged or council-funded social care services have improved for the sixth year running. However, Mencap is concerned that those excluded by the system are often left to struggle on with little or no help at all.
21 November 2008
Mencap has won the Brand Development category at the Third Sector Excellence Awards.
12 November 2008
A host of celebrity guests including newsreader Mary Nightingale, actress Ruthie Henshall, and bestselling novelist Penny Vincenzi are to attend a Christmas carol concert in aid of learning disability charity Mencap.
7 November 2008
London 2012 will be the first accessible Olympics, thanks to an announcement by the Olympic Delivery Authority that has today been backed by the Changing Places Consortium.
5 November 2008
Patrick Slater MBE, the President of West Berkshire Mencap and a trustee of the Royal Mencap Society - the official name of the national learning disability charity Mencap, has been one of the first people to be recognised with honouree life membership of the Mencap.
21 October 2008
Mencap welcomes the individual budget pilot evaluation published today which shows that people with a learning disability are more likely to feel in control of their lives, but is concerned about the report's finding that few people understood how their individual budget had been calculated.