Mencap services in regional push

Learning disability charity Mencap is mounting a PR onslaught on the regional press to promote a series of roadshows across England, Wales and Northern Ireland that plug the charity’s multi-media projects.

The projects include an ‘online passport’ which helps teenagers with learning disabilities express their views on life choices, such as work, education, living arrangements and leisure time.

Other projects, such as Listen Up and Get Together, employ board games, CD-Roms and videos to enable young people with learning disabilities to voice complaints about services they use in hospitals, schools and play schemes.

The roadshows kicked off this week, covering seven regions in England, and will move on to Wales in July and Northern Ireland in October.

Regional press will be targeted when the road-show arrives in their locality, along with young people, parents, carers and professionals who work with teenagers in the education, career, youth and social services fields.

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