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  • Enhancing Communication for Young People with Learning Disabilities

    Having a learning disability can make communicating and processing information more difficult than it is for a non-disabled person. Therefore, it is important to know about the different ways to communicate with children, young adults or adults with learning disabilities. There are a few ways that you can enhance your communication in order to support…

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  • Evelyn and Erin’s Stories

    At Leeds Mencap we know the value of supporting the whole family. Read about Erin and Evelyn, two fantastic members of our siblings group and the impact the group has had on their lives.

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  • Leeds Mencap’s Timeline

    Have you ever wondered how Leeds Mencap got to be where we are now? As we mark out 70th Anniversary, we wanted to take time to recap and reflect upon our journey over the last 70 years. We’ve already delved deep into our origin story, and since then we’ve gone from strength to strength! Let’s…

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  • Supporter Celebration- Winston Solicitors!

    This week’s blog post is an appreciation post for Winston Solicitors, who have been a generous long-time supporter of Leeds Mencap. Winston Solicitors is an established and welcoming law firm with a first-class reputation, offering family law, conveyancing, wills, trust and probate, employment law and other legal services. They share our vision of supporting their…

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  • World Autism Day!

    World Autism Day occurs every year on the 2nd of April and aims to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and to promote greater understanding and acceptance of people with ASD. The day was created by the United Nations in 2007 to encourage member states to take measures to raise awareness about autism throughout…

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  • Our Impact!

    Next up in our 70th Anniversary Blog post series, is a summary of our Impact. We’ve already taken a look back at the origins of Leeds Mencap and the challenges it overcame in its establishment, we will now jump forward and explore the extraordinary impact Leeds Mencap has had in the most financial year! Leeds…

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  • Volunteer Spotlight- Shuyue

    In the final instalment of our “Meet the Volunteer Series” we’re chatting to Shuyue, our new Community and Events Volunteer. “As you might have already guessed, since my hard-to-pronounce name has already given me away, that I am from a different background. I come from China and now I am studying MA Global Development and…

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  • Inclusive Spring Activities

    It’s the first day of spring. And although the drizzly weather may not make it feel like it, we thought we’d kick off the season by rounding up some of the best inclusive activities that will be going on across Leeds over the coming months! -17th March 2023 -Left Bank Leeds -Accessible by Wheelchair -Dress up…

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  • Neurodiversity Awareness Week 2023

    Neurodiversity Awareness Week is an annual event aimed at raising awareness of the diversity of human brains and how these differences should be celebrated, rather than stigmatized or pathologized. This week is an opportunity to promote the idea that neurological differences, such as Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Tourette’s syndrome, are part of natural human variation…

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