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04/20/2017 at 16:30. 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 at 15:16. 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
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
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Mencap
04/15/2017. Facebook
Do you know what support is available to you?

Information, advice, short breaks and financial support are all available to parents are carers of someone with a learning disability.

Find out more about the support you could be recieving: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
Do you know what support is available to you
Anne Corrigan
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Mencap
04/14/2017. Facebook
"We all pulled together and managed to conquer various obstacles that included vertical walls, monkey bars and super steep descents into an array of bogs, swamps and freezing Welsh Water!

It rained, snowed and blew a gale, but I’m pleased to say we managed to keep smiling all the way around the course!"

Find out how Sophie's Tough Mudder training is going, and hear her top five tips for...
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We all pulled together and managed to conquer various obstacles that included
Sarah Wiles
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Mencap
04/13/2017. Facebook
Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) are, like everyone else, unique individuals.

We worked with the PMLD Network to produce a series of how-to guides and films to help local areas meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Take a look at them here: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities PMLD are like
Anne Corrigan
Ann Fergusson
Kim Davey
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Mencap
04/12/2017. Facebook
"Hi, my daughter of 28 is due to have the interview to see if her benefits (ESA) should be reduced. Has anyone else had this experience with their son/daughter?"

Can you help this mum out and share your experiences? Join FamilyHub to add your story: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
Hi my daughter of 28 is due to have the interview to
Andy Lowe
Beverley Noelle Little
Veronica Dobson
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Mencap
04/11/2017. Facebook
Thursday 13 April is the deadline to register to vote in your local elections, held on 4 May.

It's important to vote in local elections because councils have a responsibility for things like social care, transport and education.

Check out our easy read guides to voting and registering to vote: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
Thursday 13 April is the deadline to register to vote in your
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Mencap
04/10/2017. Facebook
“I have never heard my brother talk. We have never argued or fought over the TV remote. We have never played hide and seek. That’s because my brother has a severe learning disability. He is also autistic and non-verbal, which means he cannot talk.

I often feel guilty that my brother is disabled and not me. I have felt guilty for having birthday parties, going on holiday and learning to drive,...
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I have never heard my brother talk We have never argued or
Rachel Frankham
Pauline Hunter Simpson
Elena Mochor Rossi
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Mencap
04/09/2017. Facebook
Do you enjoy running around looking just a little bit silly? Well then, we have the perfect event for you!

Our annual Dodgeballdayer championships are back for the 9th year. With live DJs, a raffle and an auction of top-notch goodies, as well as food and drink stalls, it's set to be a knockout!

So, grab your mates, get dressed up and join us to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge for...
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Do you enjoy running around looking just a little bit silly Well
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Mencap
04/07/2017. Facebook
This #WorldHealthDay, make sure you're getting good healthcare.

If you have a learning disability you can get extra support when seeing the doctor. Simply tell your GP that you have a learning disability, and they will add you to the learning disability register.

You will then have access to extra support to make your life a bit easier. Things like longer appointments and easy-read...
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Tracey Youngs
Wayne Crocker
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Mencap
04/06/2017. Facebook
Lord Brian Rix was at the heart of the Mencap movement and played a central role in many landmark moments for people with a learning disability, both as a campaigner and from within Parliament.

However, despite all Lord Rix achieved, people with a learning disability of all ages still face fundamental challenges.

But he proved we can all change the future. By leaving a gift to Mencap in your...
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Lord Brian Rix was at the heart of the Mencap movement and
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Mencap
04/05/2017. Facebook
How do you make sure your loved one with a learning disability stays safe online?

One mum, over on our online community, is trying to find a smartphone app to protect her daughter, and make sure she doesn't stumble across unsafe sites.

If you know of any good apps, or have hints and tips for staying safe while surfing the web, why not join FamilyHub and help this mum out?

[ Mencap.org.uk...
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How do you make sure your loved one with a learning disability stays safe online
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03/31/2017. Facebook
Pedal to the Pier with #TeamMencap and take on a challenging 100 miles from city to coast.

The route starts in Manchester and will take you past scenic views, through country parks and down traffic free cycle routes until you reach the bright city lights of Blackpool.

Feeling up to the challenge? Find out more: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
Pedal to the Pier with TeamMencap and take on a challenging 100 miles from city to coast
Mencap
Mencap
03/30/2017. Facebook
What are your thoughts on the availability of accessible and adaptable housing for people with disabilities?

Equality and Human Rights Commission have designed a survey for you to have your say.

Whether you or your loved one has a disability, or you work in the sector, please take a few minutes to share your experiences and thoughts on housing and support services. [...
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What are your thoughts on the availability of accessible and adaptable housing
Helen Peart Metcalfe
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Mencap
03/29/2017. Facebook
Introducing Get Arty! We’re on a mission to get children enthused about art and inclusion - both inside and outside of the classroom.

We’ve produced lots of great art and lesson planning ideas for Art & Design KS1-2 to allow children to explore difference through creative expression.

Get your free pack here: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ] and share with any teachers you know! #TakePartWithArt
Introducing Get Arty Were on a mission to get children enthused about
Sarah Williams
British Psychotherapy Foundation
Helen Martin
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Mencap
03/28/2017. Facebook
On Saturday we attended the first ever #MencapBigDay in Northern Ireland. It was a brilliant day full of workshops, discussions, updates and activities.

It was great to see so many local groups coming together, we hope you all had a great time!

Please take a look at some photos from the day ([ Storify.com Link ] and don't forget to share yours with the hashtag #MencapBigDay
On Saturday we attended the first ever MencapBigDay in Northern Ireland It
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Mencap
03/27/2017. Facebook
Do you have a learning disability or support someone who does?

By telling your GP that you have a learning disability, and adding your name to the learning disability register, you can get better healthcare - and you could get a free health check every year.

Find out more: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Do you have a learning disability or support someone who does
Maggie Williams
Wendy Burt
Jane Butcher
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Mencap
03/26/2017. Facebook
Are you confused about changing from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP)?

If so, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Mencap's Parliamentary affairs support officer, Ismail Kaji, has written an easy read blog to help explain the process.

Have a read: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
Are you confused about changing from Disability Living Allowance DLA to Personal
Andrew Latter
Janet Fletcher
Anne Corrigan
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Mencap
03/25/2017. Facebook
"I've always wanted to run the London Marathon, but never really had the guts. I've gone to the ballot 4 times before and never got a place, but this year was different."

Hear why Charlotte has joined #TeamMencap for this year's London Marathon [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
Ive always wanted to run the London Marathon but never really had