This past year has been one of significant change and adjustment for everyone at Royal Mencap Society, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We won’t forget the trials of this last year, and they are not over yet. But we are immensely grateful for the resilience of colleagues and volunteers throughout the organisation.
Despite the uncertainty of the past year, we have continued looking forward and found reasons to celebrate.
We made excellent progress on our new Big Plan, the roadmap for the next few years will provide us with a platform to make the UK the best place to live for people with a learning disability.
As face to face day services reduced their capacity and other activities moved online we made sure people could stay connected, positive and that people with a learning disability were not left out. We provided devices, digital training and support for 1,202 people with a learning disability to access digital support and services.
Our vaccine campaign saw the government agreeing to invite everyone on their GP’s learning disability register for priority vaccinations. We saw a large spike in our broadcast coverage during the campaign, averaging 137 each month solely driven by the vaccine campaign.
We produced 69 easy read guides for people with a learning disability about how to stay safe, how to follow government guidelines and what to do if you became unwell. We also had over 30,660 unique visitors to our online Covid information hub.
The Virgin Money London Marathon partnership raised a total of £1,219,000 from both our amazing runners and our partners.