Treat me well

Mencap launches our brand new health campaign, Treat me well. It’s a new campaign to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital. Sadly, we know 1200 people with a learning disability die avoidably in hospital care, each and every...

Medically Unexplained Symptoms

We all have physical symptoms – painful or uncomfortable feelings in the body – at different times in our lives. Usually they get better on their own, without any treatment. If they don’t, we might ask a doctor about them. Usually a physical cause can be found...

Frailty – is it inevitable?

Do frail and elderly have to go together? Until you have first hand experience, it is difficult to understand quite how disabling frailty can be. In fact, in those rare situations where disability allows for preferential treatment, such as claiming VAT exemption on...

Kick start the year with Active Bucks

There is strong scientific evidence that physical activity can make a major contribution to leading a healthier, happier and less lonely life but not enough of us are meeting the recommended weekly requirements. In fact, data suggests that over 37% of Bucks adults...

New Year, new well-balanced you

With new year resolutions being made around the country, people over 50 are being urged to increase muscle strength and balance. We’re recommending regular exercise, from tai-chi to gardening, which help improve muscle strength and balance and reduce the risk of...