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. 

Text reading "2019 easy read guide to voting in the General Election in Northern Ireland"

Easy read guide to voting

Along with the NI Electoral Commission, we have created an easy read guide to voting in the 2019 general election.

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People stood outside a polling station

Virtual voting experience

The virtual voting experience allows you to see what it's like at a Polling Station, the information you need to bring and who you have to check in with to vote.

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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.                                                                                                              

Personal Support

Find out about housing and support in Northern Ireland
Read more about Personal Support

Employment and Personal Development

Find out about our Employment and Personal Development Service
Read more about Employment and Personal Development

Mencap Children's Centre

Run in partnership with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Read more about Mencap Children's Centre