Changing attitudes to learning disability: A review of the evidence

Mencap and University College London (UCL) have published a review of attitudes towards people with a learning disability.

The report, 'Changing attitudes to learning disability: A review of the evidence', was written by Dr Katrina Scior and Dr Shirli Werner. It analyses what attitudes exist towards people with a learning disability and how negative attitudes are having a harmful effect on people's lives. They also point to key actions that can be taken to improve how society treats people with a learning disability.

Mencap worked with the UCL to produce the report to better understand existing attitudes around learning disability and attempt to challenge wrong attitudes in the coming years.

  • Attitudes_Changing_Report : PDF