How can we help you?

Explore our support services, campaigns and how to get involved in our work. 

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

Your rights in hospital

With Bradford Talking Media, Bradford People First and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, we have made resources to help ensure that children with a learning disability (aged 0 to 5) get the support they need when they are in hospital and how reasonable adjustments can be made. 

There are 2 resources about getting the right care in hospital; one for parents and carers (PDF), and one for healthcare professionals (PDF).

This guide is about making reasonable adjustments (PDF).

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Have your voice heard

Mencap NI are working with the Univesity of Warwick and Manchester Metropolitan University on an important UK wide research study on the lives of people with a learning disability in the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information email

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Information about coronavirus (COVID-19)

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SEN consultation - Have your say!

A public consultation has been announced by the Department of Education NI to improve education provision for children and young people with special needs. 

The Education (Special Educational Needs) Regulations is the name of the new law that the government wants to put in place.

The new law will mean changes to how support is given to children and young people with special educational needs.

Mencap NI welcome this consultation and encourage everyone to take part and have their say. The consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021.

Take part in consultation

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