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If you are from the media and are interested in information or expert comment on any aspect relating to learning disabilities, please contact our dedicated Press Office on 020 7803 1110 or press@mhf.org.uk, or visit the Mental Health Foundation media page.

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28 May 2015

Factsheets for frontline staff and practitioners in the criminal justice system

We have undertaken an exercise with frontline staff in the criminal justice system to find out what kinds of difficulties they face when supporting clients with learning disabilities and what would help.

20 May 2015

Helping people with learning disabilities to understand ageing and living with dementia

A new handbook will help people with learning disabilities to understand ageing and living with dementia.

06 March 2015

New consultation can't ignore wishes of people with learning disabilities and mental health problems

Our response to No voice unheard, no right ignored, launched today by Minister of State for Care and Support, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP.

26 November 2014

Report shows unacceptable care of those with learning disabilities in assessment and treatment units

Once again the media are reporting stories of neglect and shortcomings in the care of people with learning disabilities.

01 July 2014

Jon Snow backs need for media responsibility in representing learning disabilities

We are calling for a change to the language used about people with learning disabilities and the way they are represented on TV and on radio.

15 May 2014

Support to help children with complex health needs overcome the barriers to ‘An Ordinary Life’

The Foundation is launching a package of new support materials to raise awareness of the aspirations of children with complex health needs and their families

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