Learning Disability

Learning Disability

We want to be Oscar winners, too

LEARNING disability charity Mencap has led a call to the TV and film industries to ‘embrace diversity’ and increase the numbers of disabled actors on the screen.

New app makes communicating so much easier

MARTIN ROBSON is on top of the world! Hull City, his favourite football team, are back in the Premiership and he’s enjoying a new app...

Walkie Talkie skyscraper challenges raises £40K for Mencap work project

MORE than 170 runners climbed all 36 floors of London’s Walkie Talkie skyscraper to help people with a learning disability get into work.

Search is on for Britain’s deaf champions

DO YOU know someone who is helping to break down the barriers for deaf and deaf blind people? If so, here's your chance to help them get the recognition they deserve.

Hundreds of thousands of lonely young people

HUNDREDS of thousands of people with learning disabilities are being left isolated and lonely because of attitudes towards them, according to new figures revealed on BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme.

Time to give a chance to workers with learning disabilities

ONE in four of UK employers feel not all their colleagues would be happy working with somebody with a learning disability.

Stage is set for more actors with learning disabilities

MORE actors with learning disabilities could be starring on the stage and screen, thanks to a pioneering programme of drama courses taking places across Wales.