Royal Mencap Society

Program support
Support for a two year pilot project to deliver multisensory specialist story-telling sessions to children with learning disabilities. The project seeks to improve children’s early literacy skills and equip parents with the abilities they need to use story-related play techniques and reading time to ensure children benefit from an enabling home environment. It also aims to improve early detection of disability and will explore the potential and training methods for inclusive mainstream storytelling techniques in libraries and community venues, while providing specialist learning disability awareness training and mentoring. 

Mencap was founded in 1946 by parents of children with learning disabilities and has since evolved to become the leading disability charity in the UK, reaching over 50,000 people directly and many more through their campaigning work.