Mencap’s vision is a future where everyone with a learning disability. has the same opportunities as anyone else to participate in their. community, meet people and develop friendships. Current situation.
What is mencap in health and social care?
Mencap believe that people with a learning disability must also have choice and control over where they live and how they are supported. Care and support can range from a few hours to 24 hours a day.
How does Mencap support individuals with learning disabilities?
It’s a community that connects parents who have a child/children with a learning disability, to share your experiences, triumphs and challenges, and to offer support and guidance to others whose family situation is similar to your own.
What is considered a learning disability?
Learning disabilities are disorders that affect the ability to understand or use spoken or written language, do mathematical calculations, coordinate movements, or direct attention. Although learning disabilities occur in very young children, the disorders are usually not recognized until the child reaches school age.
What can cause learning disabilities?
- the mother becoming ill in pregnancy.
- problems during the birth that stop enough oxygen getting to the brain.
- the unborn baby having some genes passed on from its parents that make having a learning disability more likely.
- illness, such as meningitis, or injury in early childhood.
Is there a cure for learning disorders?
Learning disabilities have no cure, but early intervention can lessen their effects. People with learning disabilities can develop ways to cope with their disabilities. Getting help earlier increases the chance of success in school and later in life.
What do Mencap support workers do?
Put simply, being a support worker means directly supporting people with a learning disability. You’ll support them to live the lives they want. This could see you doing pretty much anything – from day-to-day things like cooking or helping with finances, to day trips and craft projects.
Is Mencap a good place to work?
Excellent company, a joy to work for
Mencap have been a wonderful employer, have really got on with my colleagues, the people we support and line managers.