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13 October 2009
Mencap responds to the alarming new research carried out by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care, highlighting that local health bodies' are neglecting carers.
8 October 2009
Judy Fryd, the founder of learning disability charity Mencap, is today (8 October) commemorated with her own stamp in Royal Mail's latest world famous special edition series.
8 October 2009
A host of the hottest stars in music are set to descend on Islington's Union Chapel for the acclaimed Mencap's Little Noise Sessions. 16 - 25 November 2009. Host and curator, Jo Whiley, today announced the impressive line up which includes headliners' Editors, Mika, Alexandra Burke, Lostprophets, Taio Cruz with special guests Tinchy Stryder and Chipmunk and Florence + The Machine.
29 September 2009
Inquest into how Fiona Pilkington and her severely disabled daughter Francecca Hardwick were found dead in a burning car following years of abuse from a local gang:
24 September 2009
London's Dorchester Hotel was transformed into Tinseltown last night (23 September) for a Hollywood Ball in aid of learning disability charity Mencap.
14 September 2009
Disability charities Leonard Cheshire Disability, Mencap and the MS Society are moving away from the traditional political party conference fringe event this year by organising a 'speed-debating' event on adult social care. The charity trio are holding the innovative events which will also incorporate Twitter at the upcoming party conferences in a bid to seek cross-party views from MPs on social care reform.
1 September 2009
A report has revealed failings leading up to the death of a severely disabled man, James Hughes, who died in April last year aged 21.
11 August 2009
Following the triumphant success of the inaugural event held in July, Proud Camden welcomes back Mencap's Rock the Boat club night, with another stellar line-up including performances from Seb Fontaine and 1st Chancers.
15 July 2009
Mencap is 'highly disappointed' that the government has failed to provide clearer guidance on how it will provide better services for a growing population of people with a learning disability in a green paper that focuses almost exclusively on older people.
2 July 2009
Mencap welcomes the tougher sentencing of the three men who gang-raped a 16-year-old girl and doused her in caustic soda. But says this case highlights a failure of the Criminal Justice System that needs to be addressed.