Mencap

Mencap works in partnership with people with a learning disability; their services support people to live life as they choose. 

Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. 

Mencap improve the lives of people with a learning disability and their families now, and fight alongside them for a better future. They team up with a network of over 400 local groups to reach people across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The work includes:

  • Supporting people with a learning disability to get a job or take a college course, or help them find a place of their own to live in.
  • Offering advice about things like respite care, individual budgets or transport service through helplines and websites
  • Running residential/day care services and leisure groups that are so important to so many people with a learning disability, and their families and supporters.
  • Support people with a learning disability to be part of their local communities.
  • Lobbying the government to change laws so that more and more people with a learning disability can have control over their own lives.