Policy and Influencing in Northern Ireland
From working with politicians in changing legislation, to partnering with local organisations to highlight and share best practice, we campaign A campaign is when people work together to try to change something. with and for 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 ensure their rights Rights are the things everyone should be allowed to do like have a say, or go to school. become a reality.
Together we want to ensure everyone with a learning disability is listened to, valued equally, and included in all aspects of society.
Support to Vote
Mencap NI are supporting people with a learning disability to to register and vote in the local council A council is also called a local authority A local authority is also called a council. They are a group of people who make decisions about some of the things in the area where you live like schools, social care Social care means the services that give care and support to people who need it. (support for people), parks and dustbin collection. . They are a group of people who make decisions about some of the things in the area where you live. These include: schools, social care (support for people), parks and dustbin collection. elections in Northern Ireland on 18 May 2023.
Go to our Support to Vote web page for more information and check out
- Virtual reality experience of a polling station
- Easy Read Easy Read is a way of making written information easier to understand. Pictures are usually added next to the writing. guide to registering and voting
Learning Disability Awareness Training for NI Ambulance Service
As part of our Treat Me Well Campaign in Northern Ireland, we work with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to deliver learning disability awareness to Ambulance staff.
This work will help to support the 42,000 with a learning disability people when they need emergency medical care.
The All Party Group on Learning Disability
The All Party Group on Learning Disability (APGLD) is cross-political and aims to promote issues facing people with a learning disability and influence policy, legislation and service development within Northern Ireland.
Creating Brighter Futures
Mencap NI's family support programme highlighting why early intervention is important for young children with a learning disability and their families and what Mencap NI is doing to improve their outcomes.