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Reporting without prejudice: a journalist's guide to writing about learning disability and Mencap

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

Guide for journalists writing about Mencap and learning disability.

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Am I making myself clear?: Mencap's guidelines for accessible writing

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
London

This pamphlet gives advice about how to write with consideration for people with cognitive impairments and learning difficulties.

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Good for business: the benefits of employing people with a learning disability

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
16
Place of publication:
London

A guide for employers outlining the business case for employing people with a learning disability. The paper sets out the economic benefits of employing people with a learning disability and the evidence on their work performance and employment costs, looking at willingness and ability to work and reliability. It suggests that championing inclusion can help boost staff morale, which can have a positive contribution on the work output of an organisation. In addition, employing people with a learning disability can promote diversity in the workplace and can help a company to maintain a positive reputation for corporate social responsibility. The document also describes Mencap supported employment services, which provide tailored support throughout the entire process – from recruitment through to on-the-job support and beyond. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Your guide to transition

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
37p.
Place of publication:
London

The term ‘transition’ is used to describe the process of moving from childhood into adult life. It describes the changes in services when a child becomes an adult. This guide gives information and advice to parents and carers of children with learning disabilities on the transition process, including transition plans and reviews, moving to adult services, education and employment, money and benefits, housing, leisure and friends and relationships.

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Choosing a school for your child with special educational needs?

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

Special educational needs and special education are very wide terms. At some stage during their school life, 1 in 5 of all children will need some form of special education. For most children this can be provided in a local primary or secondary school, sometimes called a mainstream school. For children with complex educational needs they may need a special school for some or all of their school life. All children now have a right to go to a mainstream school if that is what you want. The only exception to this right is when a child with special educational needs would have a negative effect on the education of other children in the class.

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Finding your way: how to get help from social services

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
9p.
Place of publication:
London

The booklet explains community care as the  help and support given to older people or people with a learning or physical disability, to help them live more independently in their own home, in a residential home or with their family. People can get help to do things like cook meals, shop, pay bills, bath or do housework.

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Advocacy strategy: Mencap's three year plan for supporting people with a learning disability to speak up for themselves

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
London

Mencap's advocacy strategy outlines its three-year plan for supporting people with a learning disability to speak up for themselves. As advocacy becomes an increasingly important part of Mencap’s work, the strategy details the legal and policy context in which advocacy is provided. It also identifies the advocacy work being done in Mencap and the opportunities to develop and improve work. Within the strategy, the organisation recognises that there is a need for a range of different types of advocacy to meet different needs and that different types of advocacy will suit different people at different times in their lives.

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Making it work: a guide to help you find and keep a job

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
40p.
Place of publication:
London

A guide for people with a learning disability who may be considering getting a job.

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Making it work: a guide to employing people with a learning disability

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
44p.
Place of publication:
London

There are clear benefits in having a diverse workforce. Good practice in ensuring that all applicants, regardless of their disability, are considered for employment, results in the appointment of the best person for the job. However, there are particular benefits that people with a learning disability bring to a workplace: positive corporate image, good business, reduced staff turnover, promoting social inclusion, access to an untapped pool of labour, and improved staff attendance.

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Doing, showing and going: Mencap's arts strategy

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
19p.
Place of publication:
London

Mencap's plan for enabling people with a learning disability to have better opportunities in the arts.

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