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Holby City actress joins Mencap’s R-word pledge

Actress and Mencap supporter Ty Glaser has become the latest high-profile supporter of Mencap’s R-word campaign, which is calling on people to stop using a term that is offensive and derogatory to people with a learning disability. Glaser joined students at the Ealing campus of Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College to sign the pledge, as part of the College’s Disability Equality Week in partnership with learning disability charity Mencap. End use of the derogatory R-word Mencap’s campaign, which started in America and is now worldwide, aims to end the use of the derogatory R-word – retard – as a


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