Mencap - Understanding Learning Disability
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What we do

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Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

Click on the links to find out more:

About Mencap

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Find out more about Mencap: our history and our purpose. Find out how we are run, and browse our publications including our annual report.

How we give support

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Housing and support: Mencap helps people with a learning disability to live their lives in ways that they choose, and in a home that they choose.

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Education and employment: we provide education services and help people into work.

Supporting you in your community

Community and leisure: find out more about the support we offer in your community.

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Mencap Sport: find out how Mencap Sport promotes opportunities in sport at all levels for people with a learning disability.

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Families' charter: find out how Mencap intends to help families and Mencap staff to work better together in the best interest of the people that we support.


How we campaign and fundraise

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Campaigning: we campaign for equal rights and chances for people with a learning disability.

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Fundraising: we need to raise money to continue our vital work. Read more about all activities, and find out more about our events.

How we offer information

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Information and advice: we have a helpline service to help with your general queries, a wills and trust service to offer you advice and Ask Mencap - a website with lots of useful information on learning disability.

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