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Over 2000 people - including 210 children - with a learning disability and/or autism are locked away in modern-day asylums according to latest figures from the NHS. 🔒

Often, they are held hundreds of miles away from their family. 👪

Shockingly, they are at an increased risk of abuse, restraint, and overmedication. 😔

The government has broken it's own promises and repeatedly missed it's own deadlines in trying to deliver their Transforming Care programme. 💔

This scandal must end. 🙅‍♂️

Find out why: mencap.org.uk/TransformingCare 👈

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Mencap's Super Squad assembled this weekend for 3 fantastic action-packed events.

Hulk smashes, Spidey web-shooters, obstacle courses plus so much mighty more-phing superhero family fun Mencap in Northern Ireland.  

The troops in Carmarthenshire marched through the National Botanic Garden of Wales with Mencap Cymru.

And there were many virtual superheroes fighting injustice with their own superhero challenges.

Thank you to everyone that took part, your heroic efforts have been amazing we're so proud of you.

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Did you know people with a learning disability and their main carers can get a free flu jab? 💉

Getting the jab is best way to stop yourself from getting the flu this Winter. 👍

You can get one from your doctor or local pharmacy. 👩‍⚕️

Find out more about getting a flu jab here: https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/getting-flu-jab  👈

 

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Who thinks our Eavesdale superheroes look fantastic?

This weekend, superheroes from across the UK will assemble to raise money for learning disability and Mencap.

Tomorrow our Belfast Children's Centre will have superheroes swinging into action at our Family Day: https://bit.ly/3nfnXEd

Then heroes will be marching for Mencap this Sunday through the National Botanic Garden of Wales near Carmarthen: https://bit.ly/3nfnXEd

And we have a virtual challenge taking place throughout October: https://bit.ly/3ppY8E4

There's still time to take part, and if you already have an action-packed activity planned, don't forget to share your pictures with us! 📸

#SuperMe

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We're sharing different ways of being an everyday activist during Activism Week this year. 📣

Do you know what happens if you add a little craft to your activism?

You get craftivism! 😀

It's a fantastic and inclusive way to get together with other people and raise awareness of issues. 🙌

You can create change as you create crafts! 👍

We've made a new guide about craftivism, download it and you can help us celebrate our 75th anniversary! 🥳

Get your guide here: https://bit.ly/Craftivism-Pack 👈

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Being an activist doesn't always mean going to a protest or shouting loudly. 📣

Having a conversation with someone can do lots to raise awareness as well. 🗣

During Activism Week, we are encouraging everyone to become an everyday activist. 🙌

Just asking someone what they know about a learning disability and what it means is a good start! 💬

We asked some colleagues with a learning disability what it means to them.

Here's what they had to say.  👇

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Tionól has returned!

Music Generation Laois presents the  annual Tionól for harp and pipes, the only harp and pipe festival in the world, will be taking over Laois from the 29th - 31st of October. This year’s event includes a range of workshops and both live and virtual performances with well-known musicians, special guests and young people from all over Ireland.

For further info and bookings see https://bit.ly/3Ca8qvJ

Not to keep 'harping' on but we're very excited to see the return of real life music-making.. Not to mention the closing Halloween Party🎃

Tionól is co-funded through the Music Generation/Arts Council Creativity and Collaboration Fund.  Locally Music Generation Laois is part of Laois Offaly ETB and supported by Laois County Council.

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Today is 'United Nations Day' and 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the UN. Chernobyl Children International are honoured to be the only UN accredited NGO working in the Chernobyl region.  

On April 26th 2016, the 30th Anniversary of the accident at Chernobyl, CCI’s Voluntary CEO Adi Roche addressed a special session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on invitation by the Belarusian Government.  As a result of this ground-breaking advocacy, the UN designated 26 April to be known forevermore as United Nations Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.

UN Day, celebrated every year, offers the opportunity to amplify our common agenda and reaffirm the purposes and principles of the UN Charter that have guided us all for the past 76 years.

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us all that we are closely interconnected and only by working together and in solidarity, we can build resilience against future pandemics and other global challenges.

#UN76

📷 Adi Roche addressing the UN General Assembly in 2016.

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Tomorrow, 24 October, marks "United Nations Day". CCI are the only organisation working in the Chernobyl area to be accredited with official UN NGO status.

On April 26th 2016, the 30th Anniversary of the accident at Chernobyl, CCI’s Voluntary CEO Adi Roche addressed a special session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on invitation by the Belarusian Government. As a result of this ground-breaking advocacy, the UNGA designated 26 April to be known forevermore as United Nations Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.

You can watch here, in full, the speech that changed history and the futures of Chernobyl victims across generations.

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A huge congratulations to Tanya Malachenko, who has recently graduated as a doctor!  👩‍⚕️🩺

Tanya travelled to CCI’s Cork Outreach Group for many years as a child for Rest and Recuperation.  Helen and Donal Murray welcomed Tanya to their home through the years and provided the help and support Tanya needed to overcome the medical issues that she suffered with as a child.  As well as the Murray’s, many other members of the Cork Outreach Group, in particular Alfie and Marcie Streete, played a huge part in supporting Tanya through the years.  

This is a huge achievement for Tanya, as she faced many obstacles and challenges but Tanya’s dedication to her studies never wavered. Everyone here at CCI couldn’t be prouder! 

Since graduating, Tanya has secured a job in a paediatric hospital in Gomel and is loving her new role as Dr Malachenko.  Well done Tanya! 👏

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