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Please, No More Broken Promises: No More Broken Families

Leo Andrade | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Leo Andrade

Even now, when I go to see my son, he falls asleep in my lap. His finer motor skills are totally lost, he trembles so much he can't even hold his fork and he drags his feet along because his body is so weak. To see my son so yellow and so sad is not the Stephen we know.

Why Hearing My Son Giggle Will Be the Greatest Gift to Me This Mother's Day

Sadia Nakimera | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sadia Nakimera

I kept asking myself, "God, why me?" The mixture of guilt for feeling like you were giving up on your son and constant fear as to when the demands of 24 hour care would become too much weighed heavily on me.

The Political Party Leaders Are Listening to the Voice of Learning Disability

Ismail Kaji | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics
Ismail Kaji

Hear my voice is about making sure people with a learning disability's voices are being heard by politicians in the run up to the General Election on 7 May this year. We want to make sure people are not excluded and have the opportunity to have their say about the issues that impact them.

Why People With a Learning Disability Are Kissing on Camera for Valentine's Day

Sarah Drayton Thompson | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Drayton Thompson

Eventually Daniel got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was one of the happiest days of my life. Soon after came one the worst days of my life however. Our local authority forced me to take a mental capacity test - and then told me I didn't have capacity to decide to marry the love of my life.

Politicians Must Hear the Voice of People With a Learning Disability

Ciara Lawrence | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Ciara Lawrence

I don't want any child with a learning disability to go through what I went through - to be told you're worthless, no good, stupid. Around 200 children are born every single week who will have a learning disability. This is our chance to make a difference to their futures. The public is demanding the next government to make this change happen - candidates must listen.

WATCH: Mencap Does The Harlem Shake

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Comedy

God bless you, people of Mencap. Both for the sterling work you do for those with learning disabilities, and for being the first set of British office...

Mensa Spokesman Describes People With Low IQs As 'Carrots'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK

The BBC has apologised after a Mensa spokesman described anyone with an IQ of below 60 as a "carrot" live on air. Peter Bainbridge made the comment...

Ukip Candidate Urges Compulsory Abortion Of Disabled Foetuses

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Politics

The Ukip candidate for Kent Council Council has provoked outrage after publishing a manifesto that called for disabled foetuses to be aborted, free eu...

Live Review - Little Noise Sessions - Jessie Ware, Jamie N Commons and The Maccabees

Carly Wilford | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

It's always a pleasure to go to a gig that has been put on of for a deeper reason. Mencap sessions curated by ambassador Jo Whiley bought alive St John in Hackney Church. Incredible line-ups with today's most eclectic artists, from Ollie Murs and Gary Barlow, Amy Macdonald and Lucy Rose right through to Noah and The Whale and Richard Hawley.

Can You Beat Stephen Fry At Spelling?

Olivia Williams | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

Stephen Fry is launching an online spelling competition, the Spellathon, in which he will take on anyone who likes words in a global spelling bee. ...