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Mencap
05/26/2017 at 11:50. Facebook
We called on the main political parties taking part in the General Election 2017 to provide Easy Read versions of their manifestos, so people with a learning disability can make an informed decision when voting on 8 June.

The Green Party, Labour and the Liberal Democrats have all provided Easy Read manifestos, which can be downloaded from our website.

The Conservatives have yet to produce...
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We called on the main political parties taking part in the General
Steve Carter
Anna McMahon
Elaine Shoulder
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Mencap
05/24/2017 at 14:54. Facebook
On Tuesday 30 May, over 100 disabled people will be attending a National Disability Hustings event at Westminster.

The event offers the opportunity for disabled people to question candidates about things that matter the most to them, including disability benefits, social care and employment.

Don't want to miss out on the opportunity to have your say? You don't have to! Watch a live stream...
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On Tuesday 30 May over 100 disabled people will be attending a
Anne Corrigan
Roy Simmons
Kirstine Brockwell
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Mencap
05/23/2017 at 19:04. Facebook
Fancy a cycling challenge with a difference? We’ve got just the thing for you: a classic mountain bike off-road event...with a twist – it takes place at night!

This 75-mile adventure will see you set off from London at dusk and arrive at the seaside by sunrise. Expect muddy woodlands, rocky paths, speedy single tracks, steep inclines and descents into darkness.
Join #TeamMencap now:
Fancy a cycling challenge with a difference Weve got just the thing

Chase the Dawn 2017

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Alan Avis
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Mencap
05/19/2017. Facebook
Life as a parent of a disabled child can be tough. We understand that, and that's why we joined the DCP (Disabled Children's Partnership).

The DCP is a group of over than 30 charities who have joined forces to campaign for improved health and social care provision for disabled children, young people and their families.

To help with this campaigning, the DCP wants to hear from you. Your...
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Life as a parent of a disabled child can be tough We
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Sandra Barr
Ann Stanley
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Mencap
05/15/2017. Facebook
When you support or care for a loved one with a learning disability, we know it can feel lonely at times. That’s why we created FamilyHub, a place for parents and carers to tell stories, ask questions, and share triumphs and challenges. It’s a place to connect with people who understand.

Join here:
When you support or care for a loved one with a learning
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05/12/2017. Facebook
"As a student learning disability nurse, I feel it’s important to highlight the daily struggles I face to access those with a learning disability in all care settings." This #InternationalNursesDay we're looking back to one of our most popular blogs; The daily struggles of a learning disability nurse. Have a read: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
As a student learning disability nurse I feel its important to highlight
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Mencap
05/10/2017. Facebook
Do you and your mates love any excuse to get dressed up and have a laugh?

Dodge, duck, dip and dive your way through the 9th annual tournament to reign as Dodgeballdayer champions!

With live DJs, a raffle and an auction of top-notch goodies (as well as food and drink stalls to keep you going) the day is set to be an absolute knock out!

Register your team now: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]...
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Do you and your mates love any excuse to get dressed up and have a laugh
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Sharon Stephens Hutchins
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Mencap
05/05/2017. Facebook
"Access to voting for people with a learning disability is hard. And if you don't have the tools to vote, then how can you?

The form to register is not accessible at all, manifestos are very difficult to read and it’s hard to get the support to speak to local candidates."

Ismail Kaji, Mencap’s Parliamentary Affairs Support Officer, discusses three ways the Election should be made more...
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Access to voting for people with a learning disability is hard And

This general election, a million votes are at risk

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Diane Steve Bassett
Judith Payne
Mencap
Mencap
05/05/2017. Facebook
We think the General Election should be accessible for everyone, including the 1 million people with a learning disability who will have the opportunity to vote on 8 June.

That's why we are calling on the 5 largest political parties in the UK to produce Easy Read manifestos, removing the barrier of inaccessible language which stops someone with a learning disability getting their voice...
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We think the General Election should be accessible for everyone including the
Karina Eisa
Judith Payne
Nelly Jane Lotus
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Mencap
05/04/2017. Facebook
A lot of people end up with more than one diagnosis.

We're all unique, and many people will have a set of conditions that are unique to them.

Find out about some of the conditions associated with learning disability, such as Down's syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
A lot of people end up with more than one diagnosis
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Mencap
05/02/2017. Facebook
We know if you have a child with a learning disability, one of your biggest worries is making sure they're looked after when you’re no longer around.

If you have questions about the nitty gritty, including wills, trusts, the Court of Protection and Powers of Attorney, ask them on FamilyHub. Katherine, Director at Renaissance Legal, is here to answer your queries: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
We know if you have a child with a learning disability one
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Wendy Bristow
Amanda Selvarajah
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Mencap
05/01/2017. Facebook
People with a learning disability have as much right to vote as anyone else.

Will you be supporting someone to vote in the local elections on Thursday?

Please read and share our easy read guides to voting and help people with a learning disability get their voice heard. [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
People with a learning disability have as much right to vote as anyone else
Brenda Rimmer
Paulette Anita Barnett
Zoe Warman
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Mencap
04/29/2017. Facebook
We’ve still got the running bug! Check out our Storify of #LondonMarathon2017 and the incredible #TeamMencap [ Storify.com Link ]

Want to join us next year? Get your place now:
Weve still got the running bug Check out our Storify of LondonMarathon2017

#TeamMencap takes on the London Marathon 2017 (with images, tweets) · mencap_charity

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Mencap
04/28/2017. Facebook
Put the brakes on for any plans you have for 30 September 2017 because we've got the perfect event for you; a 100km off road bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool!

Find out how you can join #TeamMencap [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
Put the brakes on for any plans you have for 30 September
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Mencap
04/27/2017. Facebook
We work together with our sister charity, Golden Lane Housing, to support people with a learning disability to live how and where they choose in our supported living services.

Find out how you can get the support you need: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
We work together with our sister charity Golden Lane Housing to support
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Mencap
04/24/2017. Facebook
We’re still thinking about our amazing runners! ‍♀ Check out our photos of #LondonMarathon2017 and the incredible #TeamMencap [ Facebook.com Link ]

Want to be part of this next year? You can register now: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Mencap
04/23/2017. Facebook
Our incredible runners and their big smiles inspired us all at the London Marathon on Sunday. If you're inspired too, why not join #TeamMencap for the 2018 London Marathon:
Our incredible runners and their big smiles inspired us all at the
Sabinah Adewole
Emma Whittaker
Jessica Cleary
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Mencap
04/20/2017. Facebook
“For too long Premier League clubs have neglected the needs of their disabled fans.” - Mencap's Activism manager Clare Lucas

We're welcoming the news that clubs have been given a September deadline to publish a clear action plan for improvement or face an investigation from the Equality and Human Rights Commission. #ChangingPlaces

For too long Premier League clubs have neglected the needs of their

Premier League clubs accused of neglecting needs of disabled fans

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Ann Bradberry
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Mencap
04/19/2017. Facebook
Challenging behaviour is a pretty broad term which describes behaviour that is challenging to parents, carers, teacher and other professionals.

This could include tantrums, hitting or kicking other people, throwing things or people hurting themselves.

Living with challenging behaviour can be a stressful and exhausting time.­ If you would like support, please call us on 0808 808 1111 or find...
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Challenging behaviour is a pretty broad term which describes behaviour that is
Lori Homayon-jones
Emma Hawkins
Anne Corrigan
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Mencap
04/17/2017. Facebook
What has been your experience of applying for benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance and Universal Credit, for you or someone you care for?

The Disability Benefits Consortium want to hear your views so they can continue their work towards a fair benefits system for disabled people, people with long-term conditions and their...
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What has been your experience of applying for benefits such as Employment
Sandra Barr
Karen Jones
Nettie Gallagher