Discrimination is still, sadly, a part of everyday life for many people with learning disabilities, but there are on-going initiatives to challenge this.
How far can reasonable adjustments address health inequalities?
Reasonable adjustments are adaptations and accommodations that should, in theory, minimise disadvantages faced by disabled people in education, employment, and housing, as well as services such as shops, hospitals, and banks. Darren Devine discusses how reasonable adjustments could look for people with a learning disability - but how far can they address health inequalities?
Challenging exclusion through inclusive sports: Q&A with the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work
Mencap Ambassador Emily Nicol, who has a learning disability, interviews Justin Tomlinson, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work. They discuss confronting the discrimination and social isolation faced by people with a learning disability and how to bring people together through sport.
The Friendship Group: socialising "without support workers, without parents, without carers"
“I may have a disability but I am still human": United Response highlight prejudices
Mental capacity bill amendment reaches final stages - and concerns remain
Cross-sector concerns have repeatedly been raised about the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill since proposals were introduced last summer. The Bill, which campaigners fear will dilute existing human rights safeguards and give undue power and responsibility to organisations supporting older and disabled people.