We run occasional campaigns to raise awareness and inform people of important issues and challenges that people with learning disabilities, their families and carers face.


Treat me well

Treat Me Well is a Mencap campaign to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital.


Simple changes in hospital care can make a big difference – such as

Better communication

More time

Clearer information


Members of Croydon Mencap and Willow Learning for Life hold training sessions with staff at Croydon University Hospital to tell them about the campaign and what reasonable adjustments (simple changes) people with a learning disability might need.

Don’t Miss Out – Annual Health Checks

If you have a learning disability and have joined the learning disability register, you might also be able to have a free Annual Health Check.


What is an Annual Health Check?

An Annual Health Check is done by your doctor once a year.

Your doctor will take a closer look at how you are doing – making sure you are healthy.


It is available for most people aged 14 and older with a learning disability at GP surgeries that offer the service.

You do not need to be ill to get a health check, but you can ask your doctor about anything that is hurting or worrying you.

It is a good way to get to know your doctor better, and for them to find out more about you.

You can find out if you can get a health check by asking your doctor.