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9 March 2011
Mencap is celebrating the 250th Changing Places toilet to open in the United Kingdom.
3 March 2011
Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC made a speech about disability hate crime on 2 March 2011 at the University of Sussex. Mencap responds.
17 February 2011
The government has published the Welfare Reform Bill which outlines a single 'Universal Credit' and a 'Work Programme' to help the long-term unemployed into jobs.
15 February 2011
Unless there are clear medical grounds it is an invasion of someone's basic rights to enforce sterilisation and it is unacceptable if other methods of contraception are possible. We will be watching this case closely and await the outcome in May.
11 February 2011
The government has responded to the Raising our Sights report on services for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Learning disability charity Mencap and the PMLD Network said that the response is extremely disappointing and that the government is not taking responsibility to ensure the needs of people with PMLD are met.
20 January 2011
Mencap responds to the story of mother who has told the online community she will have to put her disabled daughter into full-time care because of cuts to respite care.
19 January 2011
Mencap responds to the government's planned changes to the NHS
19 January 2011
Mencap is surveying people with a learning disability about the challenges they face finding appropriate housing.
14 January 2011
The 2010 Snap! Active Photography Exhibition arrives in Birmingham for the last stop on the tour.
12 January 2011
The government's argument that the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component is an 'overlap of public funds' is wrong, according to a report 'Don't limit mobility', submitted to MPs today from a group of 27 organisations representing people with a disability