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Polling Day is here!

We want a world where people with a learning disability and their families and carers are listened to and included in the decisions that affect their lives. — Mencap A general election is upon us here in the UK – an opportunity to make our voices heard and to choose the leadership not only of the central Government, but locally too. At Apple House homes, we know that everyone has the fundamental right to have their voice heard, to vote according to their individual beliefs, and free from influence or coercion.  We therefore adopt a multitude of aids to ensure…

Polling day!

“We have spent the last few weeks getting ready to vote.  T voted by post last week, posting off his postal vote.  K and R went to the polling station today, having gone through the Easy News May 2016 special EU edition.  Both were very keen to have their say and expressed strong opinions on the issues that the magazine raised. We have decided that, after the results are known tomorrow, we shall all get on with our weekend at Summerwood and that everything will be the same here at home.  Here is a photo from today.” –– John…

EU Referendum, Learning Disabilities and Social Care…

We are a politically neutral organisation. Our role during any national election is to support our residents to have access to information on all aspects of voting, so that they are empowered to make the choices that reflect their views, their needs, their futures. The EU Referendum is fast approaching.  June 23rd will see a national vote on staying in or leaving the European Union.  There has been minimal literature provided to households surrounding the benefits of leaving, more so surrounding the benefits of remaining ‘in.’ Therefore, we continue to source other means of information including the useful…

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