Help us be there on the frontline today

We currently can’t answer 6 in every 10 calls to our Helpline in England.

Our Information and Advice service is often the only place they can turn, but we’re unable to meet the demand for our support.

People with a learning disability should never be left feeling helpless, distressed and scared. Right now though, this is the harsh reality, putting vulnerable people in a desperate plight.

Our Information and Advice service covers all areas of life, supporting on a range of vital issues. We pick up the phone to the police on safeguarding concerns, speak to local authorities to escalate the urgent need for benefits, care, or to prevent homelessness. We support where there’s been a preventable death of a person with a learning disability in a hospital, or a loved one has been locked away in a modern-day asylum.

Every moment counts. We simply must be there on the frontline and keep our essential services running.

Right now, people with a learning disability are struggling because of the inequalities they face daily. This grave situation is made even worse by the cost-of living crisis and failures in the care system. Help us step in when most needed. Please be the difference by donating to Mencap’s urgent appeal today.