Plans for Learning Disability Pride 2019, in Carrickfergus next June, are developing as Rosalie Edge, Mencap Community Support Officer and Thomas Haighton, Leader of Carrickfergus Senior Gateway Club met with Cllr Lindsey Millar, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and Sandra McDonald, Policy Manager to discuss plans for next year’s event in Carrickfergus on 22 June 2019. Carrick Senior Gateway started Learning Disability Pride in 2017, with support from Mencap NI and plans are starting for a bigger event next year. Last year’s event was amazing, find out more at https://northernireland.mencap.org.uk/support-us/learning-disability-pride
We have just confirmed with Mid and East Borough Council the date for the next Learning Disability Pride Day!
This will be held on 22nd June 2019 to end learning disability week.
More details soon.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our friends at Carrickfergus Mencap Society for their extremely generous donation of £12,000.
Thomas Haighton (Carrickfergus Senior Gateway club) Mencap have been great supporters of learning disability pride and our vision. This money will go a long way in enabling us to recruit a member of staff that will support our working group during the next LDP Day in 2019.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for up to date information.
We are at the very early stages of planning our next LDP which is set to take place during Learning Disability Week 2019……. more details shortly 🙂