To raise over £5000 for each of the charities we are supporting.
Donations so far…
Mental Health Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Link Vending’s contributions go towards…
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, part of the UK charity, the Mental Health Foundation.
How the MHF helps people with learning disabilities
We ask people with learning disabilities and their families for advice on the work we do
We talk to each other about the new things we learn from our work
We think it is important that people with learning disabilities can have their say on how they would like people to support them
We work with services so that they can help people with learning disabilities plan the support that is right for them
We involve people with learning disabilities and family carers in our work by using them as advisers and consultants.
We work in various ways – as consultants, as researchers and running projects – but we ensure that learning from each area of work informs the others. Sharing our learning in this way brings benefits to all the work we do.
This approach also helps us to influence policy because we can present a rounded picture of the issues facing people with learning disabilities to national and local government.
We view people with learning disabilities as active citizens in their local communities, rather than as passive recipients of services.
We therefore promote individualised plans and support work on the ways that people with learning disabilities and their families can direct the support they need. We work with services that everyone uses to help them get better at including people with learning disabilities.