As our partner charity, we are very proud to support the wonderful work done by Mencap.
Their latest campaign is called ‘HERE I AM’ and has the aim of helping people better understand learning disability.
Inclusion is the biggest battle. People with learning disabilities simply aren’t integrated into society, says Mencap. For example out of the 1.4 million people in the UK with a learning disability, 65% can work, 65% want to work… but only 7% are actually in work. People will fear and never understand learning disability until they come into contact with it. That’s what Mencap is trying to do - to give every person with a learning disability the chance to stand up and be counted, whilst educating people in the process.
Take a look at the fantastic video for the campaign below, and support #HereIAm