Policy and research in Northern Ireland

From working with politicians in changing legislation, to partnering with local organisations to highlight and share best practice, we campaign with and for people with a learning disability, to ensure their rights 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. 

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Support to Vote

We want to support people with a learning disability to register and vote in the NI Assembly Elections on the 5 May 2022. 

Go to our Support to Vote web page for more information and check out 

  • Virtual reality experience of a polling station
  • Easy Read guide to registering and voting

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Learning Disability Awareness Training for NI Ambulance Service

As part of our Treat Me Well Campaign in Northern Ireland, we now 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 launch new 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.