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Welcome to wonderful – my story as Rosie's dad

Diagnosis | Tom.Bachofner

I’m proud to be a family ambassador for Mencap and as such was asked if I would write a post aimed at other parents who may be in a similar situation to the one I found myself in when my daughter was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome. Hopefully the following post can offer some positivity or at least reassurance that no matter how afraid or confused a new parent find themselves, they are not alone. ...

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Judy Fryd founded Mencap 70 years ago

Judy Fryd reached out to other parents back in 1946. In honour of hew we launch FamilyHub

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Childcare and early years support

Ask the expert | james.robinson

Hi everyone. I’m James and I lead Mencap’s policy work on children, young people and families, covering the early years, education, children’s social care and social security parent support. I’ve been working for Mencap on for more than 6 years now and, even in that time, a lot has changed: a reorganisation of the NHS, 2 welfare reform Acts, changes to the way education is delivered and a new spec...

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Welcome to FamilyHub

We're all here because we care about learning disability. Our FamilyHub guidelines explain what its all about

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Welcome, why not introduce yourself?

Welcome to FamilyHub | SarahL

Welcome to FamilyHub, Mencap’s online community! I’m Sarah and I look after FamilyHub. I’m here to help you, so just shout if you need anything. Here are FamilyHub’s house rules which is a few thing to bear in mind when posting on here. If you want to know more detail about how the site is moderated then have a peek at FamilyHub’s terms and conditions. But, first things first. Introductions! I’ll ...

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