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Learning Disability Week 2020

Learning Disability Week 2020

Learning Disability Week 2020 will take place online from 15 to 21 June.

The theme of the week is the importance of friendships during lockdown.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are all currently living in lockdown. This means that many people with a learning disability are feeling isolated, as they are unable to see their friends and families.

We know that people with a learning disability already experience high levels of loneliness and social isolation and that this will only have been made worse by the lockdown.

We want to show the importance of friendships to help with tackling isolation, as well as exploring the different ways of maintaining friendships during this unusual time.

We will update this webpage with more information about the week and how you can get involved, so be sure to check back soon!

Who is in your #MencapFamily

Simple changes in hospital care can make a big difference better communication, more time and clearer information.

But we know the treatment people with a learning disability get in hospital is still not good enough in many parts of the country. This has to change.

If you’re a hospital worker, be the change by becoming a Treat me well Champion.

1,200 people with a learning disability die avoidably every year. And people with a learning disability die younger than the rest of the population by 17 years on average.

This has to change, and better hospital care is a huge part of this. Sign up as a Treat me well Champion to play your part.

What will you do as a Treat me well Champion?

As a Treat me well Champion, you’ll get tailored information, access to training opportunities and campaigning resources to help you bring about change in your own hospitals.

You’ll have a chance to meet other hospital staff and people with a learning disability who want change locally and nationally.

What’s the Treat me well campaign about?

We want hospital staff to understand the simple changes that make a big difference for people with a learning disability in hospital: more time, better communication and clearer information.

We’re also calling on the Government to make training on learning disability mandatory for hospital workers.

Where can you find out more?

On the Mencap website. Visit our Treat me well pages to read the campaign report, watch video content and find out more about what’s coming soon.

June 15 2020

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom