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There is a fairy tale book for all ages hitting the shelves from John Foley.  No fairy dust is needed to magic you up a copy of 'Another seven simple and slightly silly stories'.  
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Have you heard? There is a fairy tale book for all ages hitting the shelves from John Foley. No fairy dust is needed to magic you up a copy of 'Another seven simple and slightly silly stories'. Buy it now: https://bit.ly/2z7hzGE Link is on prof

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No fairy godmother is needed to magic you up one of these beauties, just a little bit of creativity!  ️  
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The winner will be announced on the 1st December. UK based entries only. 
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Have you heard the news? A signed book is up for grabs from the one and only John Foley. No fairy godmother is needed to magic you up one of these beauties, just a little bit of creativity! ️ To enter follow these steps: Draw or create a vide

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Did you know it is #LoveTheatreDay? ️   
Here are Ellen's tips for people with a #LearningDisability who have a real passion for the arts and would love to follow their dreams.    ️ Go to your local theatre and find out what's going on and if there's anything you can join in on.
️ Search online to find drama groups specifically for people with a learning disability.
️ If you need some support ask your teachers, friends, family or colleagues for help to find opportunities in the arts, or if you have a support worker they could assist you with finding and attending a theatre group.
️ When you're trying to learn your cues and lines write them out on paper to help learn them. ️ Watch videos of other actors to try and pick up different tips. ️ If you feel nervous, try to stay calm and think about what you are doing. ️ Learn your lines and practice them over and over again; the more you do it, the less nervous you'll become!

Read Ellen's blog:  ️ https://bit.ly/2zTJcTp ⬅️ 

#Theatre #Arts #Charity #Acting #Actors #DreamsCanComeTrue
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Did you know it is #lovetheatreday ? ️ Here are Ellen's tips for people with a #learningdisability who have a real passion for the arts and would love to follow their dreams. ️ Go to your local theatre and find out what's going on and if there's

Did you know today is #PurpleTuesday? 
Shopping should be fun. A bit of time just for you!
However, it needs to be made accessible for everyone.

Here are Isabel's top tips on how shopping can be made fun for all: ⭐ Have an hour where the music is turned off and there can be less people in the shop.
⭐ Give us more time to pay. It may take a little bit longer for us to count up the money; it can be very stressful if we are rushed.
⭐ Be patient and allow more time and space for us to look around the store.
⭐ Keep offers simple. Have pictures as well as words to show what the offer is so it is easy to understand.
⭐ Be friendly! Staff who are friendly and patient, (and don't talk to us like we are children), make shopping far more fun! 
Do you agree? What would make shopping accessible for you?
#Shopping #Shops #LearningDisability #Accessible #Charity
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Did you know today is #purpletuesday ? Shopping should be fun. A bit of time just for you! However, it needs to be made accessible for everyone. Here are Isabel's top tips on how shopping can be made fun for all: ⭐ Have an hour where the music is tu

I feel very upset (...) about what has happened to me but I do forgive those who have bullied me. I believe they didn't know any better and in time I think they will realise that what they did was not right. Read Leroy's blog - http://bit.ly/2srte29 
#ShowRespect #AntiBullyingWeek
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"I feel very upset (...) about what has happened to me but I do forgive those who have bullied me. I believe they didn't know any better and in time I think they will realise that what they did was not right." Read Leroy's blog - http://bit.ly/2srte2

So today is the #MencapTeaParty, which sparked off a big question around the office. What is the perfect way to make your brew?  What do you think? #Tea #Brew #teatime
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So today is the #mencapteaparty , which sparked off a big question around the office. What is the perfect way to make your brew? What do you think? #tea #brew #teatime

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October has been a busy month for some, including our fantastic Campaigns support officer @Ciara.Lawrence.  She was part of the #ShawTrustPowerList for her super campaigning work.
 She was the first person with a #LearningDisability to volunteer for the London @U2's shows with @one.
 Whilst at @U2's concert, she bumped into @RadioX's @ChrisMoylesofficial and #DominicByrne, who then gave her and @Mencap a lovely shout out on their show (https://t.co/6er8GZwrRt). (Thanks guys! ) Campaigning is not just a job, but a way of life for Ciara. Thanks for all your hard work to champion Mencap, raise awareness of learning disability and create change.    
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October has been a busy month for some, including our fantastic Campaigns support officer @ciara.lawrence. She was part of the #shawtrustpowerlist for her super campaigning work. She was the first person with a #learningdisability to volunteer for

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Meet Terry. He is a health activist from Bromley. Everyone needs to be reasonably healthy to live comfortably, says Terry. It is important to push for adequate health care for all.”
Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj
#Mencap #LearningDisability
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Meet Terry. He is a health activist from Bromley. "Everyone needs to be reasonably healthy to live comfortably", says Terry. "It is important to push for adequate health care for all.” Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj #menca

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Meet Brendan. He has appeared in #TreatMeWell videos and he is also on the steering group. He has done great campaigning on health with Harrow Mencap. 
Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj
#Mencap #LearningDisability
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Meet Brendan. He has appeared in #treatmewell videos and he is also on the steering group. He has done great campaigning on health with Harrow Mencap. Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj #mencap #learningdisability

Meet Darral. He's campaigning with Southampton Mencap and the #TreatMeWell campaign. He says, It’s not nice being ill, and it will help if you are treated well by the hospital staff.”
Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj
#Mencap #LearningDisability
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Meet Darral. He's campaigning with Southampton Mencap and the #treatmewell campaign. He says, "It’s not nice being ill, and it will help if you are treated well by the hospital staff.” Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing campaigners

Meet Vanessa. She campaigns with #TreatMeWell and East Kent Mencap. She says, We need a lot of change. We need more time. I’d like to see a more understanding society.
Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj
#Mencap #LearningDisability
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Meet Vanessa. She campaigns with #treatmewell and East Kent Mencap. She says, "We need a lot of change. We need more time. I’d like to see a more understanding society." Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://

Meet Terry. He is part of the #TreatMeWell group in Witham, #Essex. He says,
“I like telling people about campaigning that I do. Doctors need to know more.
Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj
#Mencap #LearningDisability
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Meet Terry. He is part of the #treatmewell group in Witham, #essex . He says, “I like telling people about campaigning that I do. Doctors need to know more." Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvc

Meet Paul. He says, I like campaigning so I can stand up for people with learning difficulties and their rights in the NHS. He is campaigning with Southampton Mencap. 
Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj
#Mencap #LearningDisability
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Meet Paul. He says, "I like campaigning so I can stand up for people with learning difficulties and their rights in the NHS". He is campaigning with Southampton Mencap. Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://

Meet Frank. He is campaigning with #TreatMeWell at Southampton Mencap. He says, “I have a voice, I am not frightened to use it in order to let medical staff know how we are feeling and what changes we want. Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj
#Mencap #LearningDisability
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Meet Frank. He is campaigning with #treatmewell at Southampton Mencap. He says, “I have a voice, I am not frightened to use it in order to let medical staff know how we are feeling and what changes we want." Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet s

Getting the right support at school is vital.   ️ Learning should be accessible and enjoyable.  
Find out more about support in relation to education: https://bit.ly/2p3Rovk
#Education #TeachingAssistants #Children #YoungPeople #LearningDisability #Mencap
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Getting the right support at school is vital. ️ Learning should be accessible and enjoyable. Find out more about support in relation to education: https://bit.ly/2p3Rovk #education #teachingassistants #children #youngpeople #learningdisability #m

Meet Clare. She is supported by Mencap and campaigns with #TreatMeWell in Essex. Clare says, “Campaigning is very important.” Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj
#Mencap #LearningDisability
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Meet Clare. She is supported by Mencap and campaigns with #treatmewell in Essex. Clare says, “Campaigning is very important.” Did you know it is Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj #mencap #learningdisability

Meet Aeren. She has been campaigning with #TreatMeWell in #Barnet with Barnet Mencap. She says, '“I like campaigning because I like debating for a good cause and I want the world to be equal and inclusive in everything. Did you know it is #Activism week? ️ Meet some amazing #campaigners here: https://bit.ly/2ycNvcj
#LearningDisability
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Meet Aeren. She has been campaigning with #treatmewell in #barnet with Barnet Mencap. She says, '“I like campaigning because I like debating for a good cause and I want the world to be equal and inclusive in everything." Did you know it is #activism

So you have got your #LondonMarathon place sorted.   
Would you like to change the world?  
Run for #TeamMencap and create a better world for people with a #LearningDisability.  
Let us know you have a place: https://bit.ly/2P3bO2M 
#Running #Fitness #Workout #LifeGoals
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So you have got your #londonmarathon place sorted. Would you like to change the world? Run for #teammencap and create a better world for people with a #learningdisability . Let us know you have a place: https://bit.ly/2P3bO2M #running #fitness

Whether it rains or storms, #TeamMencap runners and cheering squad always answer Present!  A big shoutout to Anna, Anais , Rachel, Sue, Steve and all the others who ran or bravely cheered  at today’s #RoyalParksHalf !

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Whether it rains or storms, #teammencap runners and cheering squad always answer Present! A big shoutout to Anna, Anais , Rachel, Sue, Steve and all the others who ran or bravely cheered at today’s #royalparkshalf ! . . . . . #royalparkshalfmarath

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So you have got your #LondonMarathon place sorted.   
Would you like to change the world?  
Run for #TeamMencap and create a better world for people with a #LearningDisability.  
Let us know you have a place: https://bit.ly/2P3bO2M 
#Running #Fitness #Workout #LifeGoals
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So you have got your #londonmarathon place sorted. Would you like to change the world? Run for #teammencap and create a better world for people with a #learningdisability . Let us know you have a place: https://bit.ly/2P3bO2M #running #fitness

Relationships are so important.  
Many people with a #LearningDisability want to have loving #Relationships. ️ They can bring happiness, fulfilment, companionship and a greater sense of choice and control.  
Do you have a about relationships and learning disability? 
Take a look at our frequently asked questions: https://bit.ly/2oZDoCM 
#Love #Happy
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Relationships are so important. Many people with a #learningdisability want to have loving #relationships . ️ They can bring happiness, fulfilment, companionship and a greater sense of choice and control. Do you have a about relationships and lear

Hey!   Yes, we definitely mean you!  
Are you a runner?  Were you lucky in the #LondonMarathon ballot?  
Ace job! Why not run for #TeamMencap and help us change the   for people with a #LearningDisability. 
Visit: https://bit.ly/2P3bO2M
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Hey! Yes, we definitely mean you! Are you a runner? Were you lucky in the #londonmarathon ballot? Ace job! Why not run for #teammencap and help us change the for people with a #learningdisability . Visit: https://bit.ly/2P3bO2M

I kid you not, Gavin went on holiday, and everybody puts on weight when they go on holiday, but Gavin lost 8 and a half pounds.  He was making great choices all the way through. He was swimming every day. - Ian, Mencap support worker.

We can all inspire each other!  Gavin has been taking part in @SlimmingWorld, with the support of Ian.    
Together they created a system that works for Gavin, which he has embraced. He feels better than ever and has a whole new level of inner confidence!  
Gavin has won 'Slimmer of the week' and continues to show how small changes to your daily habits can work wonders. Congratulations Gavin!  
#Mencap #LearningDisability #WeightLossJourney #SlimmingWorld
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"I kid you not, Gavin went on holiday, and everybody puts on weight when they go on holiday, but Gavin lost 8 and a half pounds. He was making great choices all the way through. He was swimming every day." - Ian, Mencap support worker. We can all i

Are you a fan of our waggy tailed friends? 
In #SouthYorkshire, one of our services has come up with a fun new way for the people they support to get involved in their local #community.  
A regular #dog #walk has been organised and turned out to be a real hit! 
What is your favourite way to get involved with your local community? ️ #Mencap #LearningDisabiliy
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Are you a fan of our waggy tailed friends? In #southyorkshire , one of our services has come up with a fun new way for the people they support to get involved in their local #community . A regular #dog #walk has been organised and turned out to be a

Congratulations @hotelchocolat team who reached today the Mt Snowdon top!! Proud to have you part of #TeamMencap
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Congratulations @hotelchocolat team who reached today the Mt Snowdon top!! Proud to have you part of #teammencap

Mount Snowdon Summit
All hands ahoy!  
Here marks the spot   of a fine joke from our very own #JackSparrow Lloyd. ️ Any landlubbers who resist listening will be sent to Davy Jones' locker.  
Support Lloyd's jokebook now: https://bit.ly/2Owx0xL #TalkLikeAPirateDay 
#Pirates #Mencap #LearningDisability #MencapVolunteering
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All hands ahoy! Here marks the spot of a fine joke from our very own #jacksparrow Lloyd. ️ Any landlubbers who resist listening will be sent to Davy Jones' locker. Support Lloyd's jokebook now: https://bit.ly/2Owx0xL #talklikeapirateday #pirat

Avast ye landlubbers! ️
We have a special message from our buccaneer Lloyd! ‍ ️ He has a joke that will have you yo ho hoing, or else ye will walk the plank. 🤣
Support Lloyd's jokebook now: https://bit.ly/2Owx0xL #TalkLikeAPirateDay
#MencapVolunteering #Mencap #Pirates #LearningDisability
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Avast ye landlubbers! ️ We have a special message from our buccaneer Lloyd! ‍ ️ He has a joke that will have you yo ho hoing, or else ye will walk the plank. 🤣 Support Lloyd's jokebook now: https://bit.ly/2Owx0xL #talklikeapirateday #mencapvolunteeri

Chris has a #LearningDisability through having #XYY, a chromosome disorder.
He is a keen runner.  He’s pictured with a bronze medal for the 800m won at the #Mencap National Championships this Summer.
He has just completed a supported internship with Mencap at Golden Lane, working in internal communications and fundraising. 
What are Chris's dreams?  
He’s still engaged with Mencap for job support and wants to work in a fundraising department for a #Charity, having already raised thousands of pounds through sponsored runs for causes close to his heart.  He also wants to be a Paralympic athlete one day.  
What are your ambitions? Reply and tell us. ️ #Dreams #Paralympics #Sport #Running
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Chris has a #learningdisability through having #xyy , a chromosome disorder. He is a keen runner. He’s pictured with a bronze medal for the 800m won at the #mencap National Championships this Summer. He has just completed a supported internship with

Getting the right support at school is vital.   ️ Teaching assistants make such a big difference - making learning as accessible and enjoyable as possible.  
Dean, our Internal comms assistant, has an important message for all Teaching assistants today on #NationalTADay.  
Find out more about support in relation to education: https://bit.ly/2p3Rovk
#Education #TeachingAssistants #Children #YoungPeople #LearningDisability #Mencap
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Getting the right support at school is vital. ️ Teaching assistants make such a big difference - making learning as accessible and enjoyable as possible. Dean, our Internal comms assistant, has an important message for all Teaching assistants tod

In 2010, Professor Mansell published the #RaisingOurSights report.  
It looked at services and support for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.    
He outlined what changes were needed.  
Read the related how-to guides: https://bit.ly/2p17UMl 

#Guide #PMLD #LearningDisability #Help
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In 2010, Professor Mansell published the #raisingoursights report. It looked at services and support for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. He outlined what changes were needed. Read the related how-to guides: https://bi

Relationships are so important.  
Many people with a #LearningDisability want to have loving #Relationships. ️ They can bring happiness, fulfilment, companionship and a greater sense of choice and control.  
Do you have a about relationships and learning disability? 
Take a look at our frequently asked questions: https://bit.ly/2oZDoCM 
#Love #Happy
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Relationships are so important. Many people with a #learningdisability want to have loving #relationships . ️ They can bring happiness, fulfilment, companionship and a greater sense of choice and control. Do you have a about relationships and lear

Brilliant news!  
The Government says all #Health professionals need #LearningDisability training. It is what we have been campaigning for!  
But it is vital that people with a learning disability are a part of this.   Hear from #TreatMeWell campaigner Michelle.
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Brilliant news! The Government says all #health professionals need #learningdisability training. It is what we have been campaigning for! But it is vital that people with a learning disability are a part of this. Hear from #treatmewell campaign

On 15th September, intrepid cyclists  are cycling 100km off-road from #Manchester to #Blackpool. 
Read Matt’s blog about how Elliot, his daughter  , inspired him to take on Pedal to the Pier and why you should sign up ️ : http://bit.ly/2vK2ZTZ #TeamMencap #Cycling #Family #Inspiration #Challenge
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On 15th September, intrepid cyclists are cycling 100km off-road from #manchester to #blackpool . Read Matt’s blog about how Elliot, his daughter , inspired him to take on Pedal to the Pier and why you should sign up ️ : http://bit.ly/2vK2ZTZ #teamm

Get your dancing    ready! 
It is time for @bbcstrictly.  
We can't wait to see the man who is going to bring the best smile and sparkle to the dance floor.  
You guessed right! It is the fantastic and fabulous @DrRanj!   
Good luck for #Strictly @DrRanj!   
#StrictlyComeDancing #Dancing #HeIsAJollyGoodFellow #Dancer #DrRanj #Mencap #LearningDisability
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Get your dancing ready! It is time for @bbcstrictly. We can't wait to see the man who is going to bring the best smile and sparkle to the dance floor. You guessed right! It is the fantastic and fabulous @drranj ! Good luck for #strictly @dr