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Charity receives major funding to help people into work

£156,000 awarded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund The statistics speak for themselves – around 6 per cent of people with a learning disability are in paid employment, despite more than 60 per cent wanting and being able to be in work. Those figures come from Mencap, looking at the picture across the UK. Across Warwickshire and ... Read More »

MENCAP rallying cry to politicians

A RALLYING cry has gone out to politicians not to forget those with learning disabilities in the run up to the General Election. Heart of England Mencap, which provides support to people with learning disabilities across Warwickshire, has called on the county’s candidates to sign-up to a campaign called Hear My Voice. Local events – where those with or affected ... Read More »

Paralympian becomes first Ambassador for Heart of England Mencap

Anna Turney was one of the UK’s brightest snowboarding hopes when an accident in competition left her paralysed. In 2006, at the age of 26, Anna was competing in Japan when she shattered her spine during a fall. He sporting career – as she knew it – was over. But Anna refused to give up. Incredibly just four years later ... Read More »