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.

Mencap's Content

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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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Maureen Piggot, one of Northern Ireland’s leading disability campaigners, has announced that she is to retire as director of Mencap in Northern Ireland at the end of March, after nearly a quarter of a century in the job.

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In advance of today’s (2 December) Assembly debate on day services, Mencap in Northern Ireland is calling on MLAs to ensure that people with a learning disability have real choice and control over what they do during the day.

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The Health and Social Care Board is holding consultation on a regional day opportunities model for adults with a learning disability.

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Mencap in Northern Ireland is marking United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons today (1 October) by launching Link Me, a new and exciting project for older people with a learning disability aged 55 and over.

More Information

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