Mencap Liverpool signs National Charter for Inclusion

Brian StewartWe are pledging our commitment to giving local people with learning disabilities, from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, a voice – by signing up to the National Charter for Inclusion.

The charter sets out clearly the support that people with learning disabilities from BME communities, and their families, need to live happier and safer lives. We have signed up to the National Charter for Inclusion because we are fully committed to supporting people with learning disabilities from BME communities in our city.

Sarah Jones, Chief Executive for Mencap Liverpool, said: “People with learning disabilities from BME groups face even greater challenges so it’s especially important to make sure their voice is heard – and as the local voice of learning disability in Liverpool, we have an important role to play in this.”

The National Charter for Inclusion has four key elements – Citizenship, Health, Work and Housing – which were developed in consultation with people with learning disabilities from BME communities, their families, carers and support workers.

If you have a learning disability and are from a BME community, or you care about someone who is, then we would encourage you to sign up to the charter – for more information visit www.givingusavoice.org.uk/charter-for-inclusion-sign-up/

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