Mencap in Northern Ireland
Mencap was established in Northern Ireland in 1965 and each year we support thousands of people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. to live their lives the way they choose.
Find out about our offices and facilities, including how you can get services and support from Mencap in Northern Ireland.
What we do
We work in partnership with people with a learning disability in Northern Ireland to fight to change laws and improve services and access to education Education is when you learn things. When you fill in a form to get a job, education means you write where you went to school, college or university. , employment Employment means having a job. and leisure Leisure is when you have time to do things you enjoy like playing sports or going to the pub. facilities.
We do this by:
- delivering a wide range of practical support services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and their families and carers; we ensure that children attending Mencap's Nursery can learn and play in a therapeutic environment that helps to develop skills and achieve goals that would be unattainable without specialist expertise and support
- providing people with a learning disability a platform to speak out about the things that are important to them
- challenging attitudes and assumptions about learning disability and involving people from different backgrounds.
Find out more about Mencap
There's lots of useful information about Mencap on our main website A website is a page you can go to on the internet like Google or YouTube. , including details of our organisation An organisation are a group of people who work together. 's vision, mission and values Values are the things that are important to you. Mencap's values are being passionate, inclusive, brave, positive, and kind. , as well as Royal Mencap Society's history.