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Learning Disability Week

“If you find it difficult to have your voice heard then every single one of us should stand by you and make sure that it is” Toby Perkins MP, Mencap  #HearMyVoice campaign

Toby Perkins MP marked Learning Disability Week by pledging to listen clearly to the voices of some of the 1.4 million people with a learning disability in the UK, many of whom feel they are passed over by people in power and that the issues that are important to them – like hate crime, welfare, better healthcare and education – are often not talked about.

Toby with Staff and People Supported outside Eastfields Mencap Centre in Duckmanton

Toby with Staff and People Supported outside Eastfields Mencap Centre in Duckmanton

Toby said “People with a learning disability and their families are as much a part of our society as anyone else and deserve to have their voices heard on the issues that matter to them. I am listening and I hope that many more MPs will do the same by getting on board and supporting Mencap and Learning Disability Week”

“Holding a week to focus on the specific issues faced by people with a Learning Disability is key to raising those concerns with decision makers in the UK.  However, the issues don’t go away the week after, and I am concerned that people often with the quietest voices may be lost in the changes to come.  I will be working to hold the government to account over the next 5 years so that the lives and experiences of people who happen to have a Learning Disability, are not disproportionately affected.”

As part of the Mencap #HearMyVoice Campaign I pledged to listen, and am pleased to be able to support the campaign again today.”

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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