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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

Tuesday / 01 April 2014 2:24pm

Registration opens for major European conference on learning disability in Belfast


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.

Wednesday / 05 February 2014 4:38pm

Mencap looks for Link Me volunteers


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.

Wednesday / 15 January 2014 4:06pm

A New Year & New Opportunities. LiveNet launches OCN NI accredited course.


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).

Friday / 10 January 2014 1:47pm

Mencap in Northern Ireland's director to retire


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.

Monday / 02 December 2013 12:05pm

MLAs to debate Day Services: Menap - Ensure real choice and control over day services


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.

Friday / 22 November 2013 4:34pm

Regional Day Opportunities - Let Mencap know your experiences


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

Tuesday / 01 October 2013 4:52pm

Mencap’s Link Me project offers new opportunities for older people


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.

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  • Recruitment Team
  • Helen McVitty-Ohara
  • Jonathan Hanna
  • Shiona Heslip
  • Liz Rogers
  • Diane Hughes
  • Karen Clarke
  • Tracey Mimna
  • Catherine Swail
  • Mark Smith
  • Kieran Quinn