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Eoin Kenny BSc in Cinematic Arts

Ulster University Success for Student with Learning Disability

Having a learning disability did not stop Ulster University student achieve a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cinematic Arts. 

Eoin Kenny was initially supported by the Mencap NI Employment Service in Derry/Londonderry in 2013 to gain work experience, and help build his confidence to attend the North West Regional College.

Mencap later encouraged and supported Eoin with his application to the Ulster University.

Read more about Eoin's story here 

Gráinne Close

Mencap NI Appoint New Director

Gráinne Close has been appointed as the new Director for Mencap NI to lead on all of our operations, activity and campaigning.

Gráinne said, "I am delighted to have been appointed as the Director of Mencap NI, I’ve always aspired to be part of Mencap’s Leadership team.”

Read our press release


Heroes poster

Join the next HEROES project in Derry-Londonderry

We are looking for the next group of young people to take part

If you want to:

  • Have fun and meet new friends
  • Increase your confidence and develop new skills
  • Get involved in your local community
  • Build your CV

Then join the HEROES Project


Our new Big Plan

We’ve got some exciting new ideas for the future of Mencap. 

Find out more in our new Big Plan. 

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Information about coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new type of illness. There are now a number of people in the UK who have got it and it is spread easily.

Because of this we have created information about coronavirus for you to use on our national website, including:

Take a look

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