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Our response to the coronavirus outbreak is continuing – and our focus is on keeping critical services running, particularly those supporting vulnerable people.

We are currently working through the detail of the latest government announcements which affect Leicester city and parts of the county. 

Find out more about the support and guidance available, and any changes to our services.

Increased restrictions for Leicester and parts of Leicestershire  

Royal Mencap Society - Learning Disability Helpline

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Our work includes:

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • providing advice through our helpline and website
  • campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want.

Our Free Learning Disability Helpline

Our advisors can offer you advice and information and help you find the right support and services in your area.  We are available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0808 808 1111 or by emailing

Our website

We recognise that learning disability is a complicated subject, and trying to find the right advice can be hard sometimes. You'll find lots of information on our website including topics such as:

  • Diagnosis
  • Education support
  • Relationships and sex
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD)
  • The Mental Capacity Act
  • Displaying Challenging Behaviour
  • Bullying and Safeguarding
  • Transport
  • Benefits, Wills and Trusts
  • Bereavement


Our FamilyHub  is our brand new online community for parents and family carers of people with a learning disability. Take a look around, have a nosey and start a discussion.


Advice and support, Health and wellbeing
Blaby, Charnwood, Derbyshire, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Melton, North West Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oadby and Wigston, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire
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