Mencap provides quality care and services for people with learning disabilities. They aim to change people’s attitudes towards learning difficulties and help to support those affected through friendships. The charity was first established by Judy Fryd in 1946 and has a variety of celebrity supporters. Since 1998, one third of all people who work for Mencap must have a learning disability of some kind.
Mencap offer a variety of practical services which help friends and relatives of people with learning disabilities. These include wills and trust services and business support services. As a charity, Mencap has an £180 million turnover.