This World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), taking place on Monday 21 March 2022, Mencap is asking everyone to Rock Your Socks and help them raise vital funds to support people with a learning disability. World Down Syndrome Day is an inclusive day for everyone, giving us a chance to celebrate and support people with Down syndrome and people with other learning disabilities. Here, Mencap Myth Buster and Rock Your Socks Champion Sophie Potter discusses showing what life with a learning disability really looks like.
This Learning Disability Week Mencap support workers speak exclusively to Enable about how they’ve embraced this year’s theme, art and creativity, throughout the pandemic.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, people with a learning disability have been left behind in the provision of support. In the new normal, what needs to change to better assist the learning disabled community? People with a learning disability have their say.
Thousands of people with a learning disability and/or autism are in modern-day asylums at risk of increased levels of abuse, despite the UK government making promises to change the system 10-years on from a major hospital abuse scandal.
George Webster is just at the start of his acting career, but he’s already becoming a well-known name both on and off screen. We catch up with George to talk about his career so far and how he wants to see representation change in the future.
Hachette UK’s Accessibility Network, has announced a partnership with Mencap, the UK’s leading learning disability charity, to deliver talks, fundraiser activities and awareness-raising events starting from May 2021.
BBC One’s Line of Duty captivated the UK over the last seven weeks, and star of the show Tommy Jessop has answered fan questions.
A new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has looked into do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) for people throughout the ongoing pandemic, with worrying results aired by members of the disabled community.
Across the UK, thousands of people with a learning disability are slowly starting to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Here, Kyle, a Mencap service user writes about his experience of getting the first dose of a historical vaccination.
One fully vaccinated Mencap service speaks to Enable about their experiences, stressing the importance of the vaccine for people with a learning disability.
Today, Harvey Price has announced that he will be taking up a new role as Ambassador for the UK’s leading learning disability charity, Mencap.
Anyone can experience sleep issues, but for children with a learning disability it can be more common. Charities reveal their top tips to ensure everyone can have a good relationship with sleep.
Katie Price is a devoted and dedicated parent, and her new BBC One Documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me showcases the powerful journey to support her eldest son’s transition from child to adult services.
The Department of Health and Social Care today (13 January) published its response to the Mental Health Act White Paper.
Mencap and CBF warn that the pressures of COVID is causing more delays to people with a learning disability and/or autism getting out of modern-day asylums.