Valentine’s Day campaign shows love does not discriminate

Inclusion Europe member Mencap has launched a touching Valentine's Day video, featuring couples with and without intellectual disabilities talking about their relationships and plans for the future.

Valentine's Day campaign shows love does not discriminate
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Mencap is an organisation from the United Kingdom
which works for people with intellectual disabilities.Mencap made a video
showing couples with and without disabilities.

They wanted to prove that love does not discriminate
and that everyone should be able to be in a relationship if they want to.

You can watch the video聽here.

Inclusion Europe member聽Mencap聽has launched a touching Valentine’s Day聽video, featuring couples with and without intellectual disabilities talking about their relationships and plans for the future.聽While聽celebrating the “brilliant, all-embracing, unpredictable, life-changing, liberating, confidence-giving, can鈥檛-stop-smiling power of love,” as Mencap puts it, the video is also demonstrating that people with intellectual disabilities can build meaningful, lasting relationships, and should be supported in doing so. Unfortunately, intimate relationships involving people with intellectual disabilities are still聽against the law聽in some countries in Europe.

Through Mencap鈥檚 services, people with intellectual disabilities are supported in all areas of their life, whether it be going out and making friends, learning a new skill, getting a job, finding the right housing, or even going on a first date.

The video has been viewed more tha 4500 times since it was released on 12 February. You can watch it online聽here.

Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.

This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.

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