Mencap is the leading 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. Our challenge, alongside people with a learning disability and their families, is to make this world a reality.

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Stereotypes, attitudes and behaviours
Mencap will work to transform society’s attitudes to learning disability.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
By 2020, we will have:

  • Improved our knowledge (and that of others who work in this area) of the impact of stigma and discrimination on people with a learning disability.
  • Reduced stigma and discrimination through increasing contact among young people with and without a learning disability.
  • Supported people with a learning disability to be more visible in the media in a positive way.

Page 16-21 of our Annual Review details steps we have taken and work to do in detail:

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018