Actress Kellie Shirley joined representatives from Mencap, Bromley Police and Bromley Sparks in the High Street today, 23 June 2011, as Bromley’s Police became the first to sign up to Mencap’s ‘Stand by me’ police promise, showing their commitment to ending hate crime against people with a learning disability.
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Support Mencap’s “Stand by me” campaign
This year Learning Disability Week runs from 20th June.
The theme this year is “Stand By Me” which is a campaign to eliminate disability hate crime. It’s appalling that people are bullied, assaulted, and worse just because they have a disability. There have been a number of shocking cases in the news over the last months, and it’s time it ended.
You can do your bit – click the more link to find out how …
Following the recent BBC Panorama investigation into the abuse at Winterbourne View Hospital, the Learning Disability Coalition have created an E-action, calling MPs to ensure that the human rights of people with a learning disability are at the heart of the forthcoming social care white paper.
You can help with this campaign by signing the electronic petition. It only takes a couple of minutes, but think what an effect it could have.
You will remember the blue badge consultation recently conducted by Bromley Council. This is the text of Bromley Mencap’s response to Ben Stephens, Head of Parking Services, following feedback from our members.
The council is currently consulting on a proposal to charge disabled blue badge holders to park in the Borough’s public car parks. The original consultation did not include our members, so we have received the information very late in the day.
If this issue affects you, then read on…..
The government has got it wrong. Royal Mencap DLA mobility report sorts the fact from the fiction. Interesting reading.