Mencap

Mencap

Mencap Centre, 5 School Road
Newtownbreda
Belfast
BT8 6BT
United Kingdom

Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. We want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve the things they want out of life.

  • We deliver a wide range of practical support services, transforming the lives of children, young people, men and women with a learning disability and their families. 
  • We help people with a learning disability to speak out about the things that are important to them and enhance the skills and capacity of our local membership network.
  • We challenge attitudes and assumptions about learning disability and involve people from different backgrounds and communities in our work.

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Mencap is urging primary schools in Magherafelt, Derry~Londonderry, Belfast and Coleraine to get involved in a new supportive Key Stage 2 education programme called Super Me that it is rolling out in early 2015.

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Mencap is looking for more inspiring men and women in the Carrickfergus, Newtownabbey, Larne and Omagh areas to volunteer for its Link Me project for older people with a learning disability.

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Over 100 people from the learning disability charity Mencap will be joining the first Disability Pride carnival parade through Belfast city centre today (20 September), with Skyzdalimit, one of its local groups, performing live on stage at the City Hall.

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With next year’s 50th anniversary of the hit movie ‘The Sound of Music’ on the horizon, Mencap is calling on all hikers, trekkers and mountain walkers to join the learning disability charity for its Four Peaks Challenge.

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Mencap has completed the purchase from the South Eastern Education and Library Board (SEELB)of the Newtownbreda Primary School site for its new children and families' centre.

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Iain Foster has been appointed Mencap’s new director for Northern Ireland.

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With the Giro d’Italia starting Friday and Eurovision taking place in Copenhagen on Saturday, Mencap is putting the final touches to a major European learning disability conference on children and young people it is hosting next week in Belfast.

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Mencap in Northern Ireland will host this year’s annual Europe in Action conference with Inclusion Europe from 15-17 May in Belfast for the first time.

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Mencap in Northern Ireland is looking for inspiring people to volunteer for its exciting new project for older people with a learning disability - Link Me.

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After years of delivering a diverse and popular series of workshops across Northern Ireland, Mencap's LiveNet project has developed a new course which has been accredited by the Open College Network for Northern Ireland (OCN NI).

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Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Recruitment Team
  • Helen McVitty-Ohara
  • Jonathan Hanna
  • Shiona Heslip
  • Liz Rogers
  • Diane Hughes
  • Karen Clarke
  • Tracey Mimna
  • Catherine Swail
  • Mark Smith
  • Kieran Quinn
  • Joanne Sweeney
  • Pauline Spence
  • Sarah Ryan
  • Sharon Hanna