Mencap
yesterday at 15:04. 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 ]
Mencap
03/25/2017 at 16:37. 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 ]
Mencap
03/25/2017 at 09:15. Facebook
All set up and looking forward to seeing all our lovely Network Partners in Northern Ireland today! #MencapBigDay #YourNetwork
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03/24/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Did you know that gifts in Wills fund over half of everything we do as a charity? They allow us to be there for people with a learning disability and their families throughout their lives.

Without gifts in Wills, we simply couldn’t offer as many people with a learning disability this vital support.

Find out more about leaving a gift in your Will: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Mencap
03/23/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
In 2015, 17 of the current premier league football clubs signed a promise to have fully accessible Changing Places by August 2017.

Changing Places facilities are vital for over one quarter of a million people who have severe disabilities and require more space and additional equipment than a standard disabled toilet provides.

With the August deadline quickly approaching, 13 out of the 17...
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03/22/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Isn't it annoying when you miss out on something everyone else is enjoying? When a great opportunity is out there, but you just don't know it at the time?

Don't miss out when it comes to your health. If you have a learning disability, tell your doctor. They can make changes to the care you get and make things a bit easier. You could also get a free health check every year.

Be healthy, be...
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03/22/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
It's been five months since DJ Casey launched the #HereIAm campaign with his music video, so we thought it was about time we shared it with you again.

Learning disability has been invisible for too long. Share this post to spread the word and help change the future.

Learn more about learning disability: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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03/21/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
"I am proud of Mencap's Here I Am campaign because it shows people who I am.

I have Down's syndrome, for me that's normal. I don't feel any different to anyone else at all. I want other people with Down's syndrome to feel normal too."

Hear from Ellen, one of the stars of our #HereIAm campaign, on World Down's Syndrome Day #WDSD17

[ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
Mencap
03/20/2017 at 17:54. Facebook
Did you attend the Manchester Mayoral Hustings on Friday?

Don't worry if you missed them, Jonathon and Teddy were there to quiz the candidates on issues relating to learning disability.

Read what they had to say: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
Mencap
03/20/2017 at 14:14. Facebook
Isn't it annoying when you miss out on something everyone else is enjoying? When a great opportunity is out there, but you just don't know it at the time?

Don't miss out when it comes to your health. If you have a learning disability, tell your doctor. They can make changes to the care you get and make things a bit easier. You could also get a free health check every year.

Be healthy, be...
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03/18/2017. Facebook
Do you support someone who has a learning disability and poor eyesight? SeeAbility want to improve access to eye care for people with a learning disability, and to do so they want to hear from you!

Have you, or someone you support, found it hard to get eye care because of a learning disability? Have you been put off by costs of sight tests or glasses?

Share you story by emailing...
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03/17/2017. Facebook
Happy Friday everyone!

We've got some very exciting news to share with you all today - we are launching Mencap's Big Tea Party, kick-starting conversations about learning disability across the country - while enjoying a good old fashioned cuppa!

So, download our party pack, pop on the kettle and get chat-tea!

Download your free party pack: [ Goo.gl Link ] #MencapTeaParty
Mencap
03/16/2017. Facebook
Aspiring print and broadcast journalists, we have extended the deadline of our first ever #JournalismAwards until 22nd March!

This means you still have almost one week to submit your work to be reviewed by a panel of expert judges, be in with a chance of getting your work published and receiving a cash prize!

So, what are you waiting for? Find out more about this fantastic opportunity:...
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03/15/2017. Facebook
Do you want to support someone with a learning disability to live the life they choose? You could become a Support Worker and do exactly that.

With us, it's never 'just a job'. You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We’ll ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more.

Find out about the latest vacancies in your area: [ Mencap.org.uk Link ]
Mencap
03/13/2017. Facebook
Exciting news! We're launching a brand new campaign soon. It is all about getting better healthcare for people with a learning disability.

But first, we need your help! We need lots of people with a learning disability to fill out our survey:

It's for people with a learning disability aged 16 or over, and the questions are about what it's like when you are in hospital. You can ask someone...
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03/12/2017. Facebook
When Brian Rix's daughter was born with Down's syndrome in 1951, doctors said 'put her away and forget her'.

He ignored the medical advice. Instead, he fought alongside Mencap to change the future for people with a learning disability. And so can you.

Find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to Mencap: [ Goo.gl Link ]
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03/10/2017. Facebook
Sophie, Mencap's Marketing Officer, has bravely signed herself (and her mates) up for a day of running, swimming, climbing and lifting for Mencap in the toughest event on the planet, Tough Mudder.

"I'm not quite sure why I decided to sign up for it to be honest. I must be mad! It will, however, be a fantastic way to raise money for a cause that lies very close to my heart. I'll be running...
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03/09/2017. Facebook
"What people may not realise is that often people with a learning disability can't just do a job, but they can do a really, really good job. But unfortunately, employers are still nervous about hiring them."

Mencap Young Ambassador, Vijay Patel, interviews The Rt Hon Mark Harper MP, the new chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on learning disability.

Read more about Mark's...
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03/08/2017. Facebook
Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, announced the Budget, offering £2billion towards social care over the next three years, but there was no mention of reversing damaging cuts to disability benefits.

“The government’s long overdue recognition of the crisis in social care is welcome. However, £4.6bn has been taken out of social care funding in the last six years, with...
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03/07/2017. Facebook
Calling all aspiring journalists.

If you are under the age of 26, want to help raise awareness of learning disability and give a greater voice to people with a learning disability in the media, we have a fantastic opportunity for you.

Submit a piece of work, either print or broadcast, for your chance to win a cash prize of up to £1000, get your work published on the Mencap website, and have...
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