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IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL MIDLAND MENCAP STAFF:

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL MIDLAND MENCAP STAFF: Following BCC’s decision to close all schools and day centres we recognise this does cause issues across our staff teams. Therefore, for tomorrow (Monday) these are our arrangements: • We will attempt to operate our offices & hubs as normal, so if you

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Weoley Winterland at the Enterprise Hub

On Sunday 3rd, Midland Mencap held their Weoley Winterland in their Enterprise Hub. It was an event for every one of all ages, from those at Mencap to their families and locals alike! The festive stalls included arts & crafts, a tombola, a raffle, a cake sale, the fantastic Sing

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Midland Mencaps Response to The Governments November Budget

Here’s our response to Wednesdays autumn budget statement. Chief Executive of Midland Mencap, Dave Rogers said: “Disappointingly this budget does nothing to address the growing crisis across social care. With a near £3 billion funding gap predicted by 2020 over a million vulnerable citizens already do not have an appropriate

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Government announcement regarding Sleep-in payments

Midland Mencap fully endorses the Learning Disability Voices statement following yesterdays Government announcement regarding Sleep-in payments. In a care sector chronically short of resources to once again fail to address how legitimate back payments will be funded only adds to the anxiety of vulnerable people, their families and the organisations

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No cap on Housing Benefit

At Midland Mencap we believe having your own home is one of the most important things a person can have. Though we’re delighted the Government has now said there will be no cap on Housing Benefit for people living in Supported Housing we fully agree with this article from The

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Is there a ‘Bias Culture’?

Very interesting Guardian article that reflects on the “bias culture” facing black, Asian and minority ethnic people with learning disabilities and their families, is this your experience? Check out the article here. Tell us about your experience and whether you feel it requires specialist support groups to overcome.

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Celebrities Support #StopSleepInCrisis

Above Joanna Lumley, Kit Harington, Jodie Whitaker, Jo Whiley, Matt Horne and Kate Spicer in Mencap’s video appeal to protect future care of people with a learning disability. About the Sleep in Crisis: The learning disability sector in the UK is on the brink of a Crisis. Because of a

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Invitation to Midland Mencaps 2017 Annual General Meeting

On Thursday 28th September at 11am Midland Mencap will hold its Annual General Meeting at The Enterprise Hub, Bottetourt Road, Weoley Castle. We would like to invite you to attend what is always a very enjoyable morning. This years meeting will include a special guest speaker followed by a buffet

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Inclusion International’s 17th World Congress

Midland Mencap are very proud to be working with Inclusion International and Mencap on preparations for Inclusion International’s World Congress in Birmingham 30th May – 1st June 2018. This will be a global event with many exciting speakers and activities happening across the three days. Watch this space for regular

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Stop Sleep In Crisis

#StopSleepInCrisis National Mencap are going to be leading a high profile media campaign about a current funding crisis in the sector relating to sleep in support for housing and social care services for people with a learning disability. Mencap will be highlighting the government’s need to take action to protect

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