Mencap marked the Learning Disability Week by organising events that bring people together and strengthen networks in local communities. This disability week took place between 19-25 August, with the aim of of celebrating persons with intellectual disabilities as well as their families and carers.
Legal services are largely inaccessible for persons with intellectual disabilities, a recent study in the United Kingdom confirmed. This study published on 29 July 2013 presents the findings of research carried out by Norah Fry Research Centre on behalf of Mencap, the Legal Services Board (LSB) and the Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP).