As people across the UK continue to get the first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Vijay, a campaign assistant at Mencap who has a learning disability himself, shares his experience .
Children aged 12 and over who are classed as clinically vulnerable or living with at-risk adults will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine after Health Secretary Sajid Javid accepts the advice of scientific advisers.
Former rugby player and motor neurone disease campaigner, Doddie Weir is calling on politicians and scientists to replicate the speed in which a vaccine was developed for the coronavirus to find a cure for MND.
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.
Today, 16 February, the government has announced a large expansion to the number of people being asked to shield in England.
Unpaid carers across the country, who do not live with the people they care for, can now benefit from free PPE through a new national scheme the government has confirmed.
Learning disability charity Mencap is calling on the UK Government to include everyone with a learning disability in priority group six to ensure prompt access to the COVID-19 vaccine.