Do you live in Wales? Our projects and services are designed to support people with a learning disability to live the life they want to lead - to be more independent and play a bigger part in the community.

We can support you - Mencap WISE

Mencap WISE is available to everyone in Wales, whether you are a person with a learning a learning disability, a family member or a friend. We can give you the information you need to understand the rights of people with a learning disability and to support them to access services or challenge decisions.

Mencap WISE supports people with a learning disability to access services in the community, from local libraries and leisure centres, to day centres and specialist colleges.  

We provide advice and information through:

  • A freephone service
  • Regional caseworkers
  • Online and through our website

Supporting young people - Play our Way

Play Our Way is a Children in Need funded project which supports young people to take part in activities from kayaking and surfing, to archery and football. 

Play Our Way staff and ambassadors work with providers of these activities, such as leisure centres and outdoor activity centres to help make the pursuits they offer more accessible. The project also aims to develop the ambassadors themselves, by helping improve their confidence and skills, and by promoting teamwork.

The project is currently working in Merthyr Tydfil, to find out how to get involved, or for more information, contact: Fran.power@mencap.org.uk

Tackling hate crime - Keep Safe Cymru

Keep Safe Cymru is 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 allows 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.

Mencap Cymru runs workshops and presentations to raise awareness of personal safety and supports people to register for the scheme. If you would like more information, or to request a workshop, contact: glenn.page@mencap.org.uk 

Learning disability history - Hidden Now Heard

Hidden now Heard, is a Heritage Lottery funded project, which showcases the hidden heritage of people with a learning disability in Wales. The three-year project seeks to capture 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 is currently travelling around Wales creating exhibitions focusing on local long-stay hospitals by giving voice to former patients and staff, when previously they were silenced.

For more information about the project, contact: paul.hunt@mencap.org.uk

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