Midland Mencap Community Litter Pick

Midland Mencap Community Litter Pick

This morning thirty people from Midland Mencap took part in a litter pick on Weoley Castle near to our Community Hub in Bottetourt Road. The litter pick was organised to support Birmingham City Council’s #CleanerBrum initiative which encourages local citizens to help the Council by clearing litter and rubbish in

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Disabled people in the UK are “left behind in society”

As a consequence of austerity cuts more and more people with a learning disability are becoming socially isolated and risk becoming excluded from society. At Midland Mencap our support services seek to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be included, to be an active citizen, and enjoy good health

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How The Sitting Service Has Improved Mary’s Wellbeing

Mary Hunt uses our Sitting Service. Mary is unable to go out alone, as her anxiety causes her to suffer from panic attacks. When Mary steps outside her door, she likes to be greeted with a friendly face. Mary holds onto the support workers arm for reassurance, when they arrive,

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Consequences of cuts to services

The consequences of cuts to services often go way beyond the obvious, and have devastating affects on families. The loss of community prevention services in Birmingham will only make things worse in the future. That is why Midland Mencap continue to say #SaveOurSupport Learn More in this BBC article

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#NoPIPcuts

We recently attended a disability equality event with Birmingham MP for Yardley Jess Phillips. We joined with Jess in saying to the Government unfair and unjust #NoPIPcuts. At Midland Mencap we remain totally opposed to any cuts in services or welfare benefits that undermine the health, well-being and right to

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Under-funding of Social Care

There are major problems in funding, recruitment and the capacity of care providers to make ends meet, more evidence that the chronic under-funding of social care will only rebound on vulnerable citizens and good providers, we’re no longer shaping a market, we’re watching it implode. Read more in this BBC

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Short Breaks Questionnaire For Parents and Carers

Birmingham City Council would like to encourage parents and carers to complete this questionnaire for your children. Your views and feedback are essential to finding new ways to shape and plan future Short Breaks services. The closing date to complete this questionnaire is Thursday 13th April 2017, please find the

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Helping with housing issues

Midland Mencap can help with all kinds of housing issues, from finding the right place to live to ensuring you get the right care and support to meet your daily needs. For more info contact 0121 442 2944 or email info@midlandmencap.org.uk Guardian article on disability housing

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How Budget Cuts Will Affect Services in Birmingham

Midland Mencap Response to How Budget Cuts Will Affect Services in Birmingham Last Tuesday BCC confirmed its budget for 2017/18. As you may know Midland Mencap has been extremely active in the #saveoursupport campaign arguing there should be no cuts to vital support services to vulnerable citizens. Though the Council

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Under Lock and Key

Dispatches, Under lock and Key: Following last nights screening of Under Lock and Key we think it’s very important to say things can be different. We absolutely believe that person and family centred approaches to housing, care and support can deliver high quality local outcomes that mean individuals do not

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