Do you live in Wales?

At the moment, Mencap Cymru runs three externally funded projects, aimed at promoting inclusion, the accessibility of communities and the wellbeing of people with a learning disability .

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Some of our completed projects.

Read about some of the completed projects we have delivered in the last few years:

Hidden Now Heard, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Hidden now Heard, was a Heritage Lottery-funded project, which showcased the hidden heritage of people with a learning disability in Wales. Between 2014 and 2017 the project captured the hidden and often painful living memories of former residents and staff from six of Wales’ long-stay hospitals.

Working in partnership with the National History Museum, the project created exhibitions focusing on local long-stay hospitals by giving voice to former patients and staff, when previously they were silenced.

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A child with a learning disability at Hensol Hospital, South Wales, 1967

Tackling hate crime - Keep Safe Cymru

Keep Safe Cymru was a joint project between Mencap Cymru & South Wales Police designed to make people more aware of their personal safety, to encourage reporting of crime (especially hate crime ) and to seek help if they need it.

The scheme allowed people with a learning disability to share information about how they communicate with the police, as well as having access to a dedicated phone-line should they need to contact them.