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Young People with a learning disability need their voices heard

Young people with a learning disability gathered together at the Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast  on Tuesday 24th March to ask a panel of local candidates questions about the issues that matter to them. The event, which is part of Mencap’s Hear My Voice campaign, was organised by 16 young people with a learning disability from Belfast and Omagh. The ... Read More »

1 in 5 people with a learning disability turned away at polling stations

In a new survey published today, Mencap reveals that people with a learning disability have a political appetite and want to vote, but many are excluded from the process and aren’t able to exercise their democratic right. 70% of people with a learning disability said that they want to vote in the future (1), bucking the trend of a somewhat ... Read More »