At Yellow Door, meeting the diverse needs of members across the community is very important to us. Our Diversity and Inclusion team was developed to support to those who have experienced, or are at risk of, domestic or sexual abuse. The team works to improve access to services, and make sure that people’s needs and wishes are heard and respected when they might otherwise face barriers to support. As part of our outreach work, raising awareness of abuse and the support we offer, we recently had the privilege of visiting a local Mencap Day Service and spent time with a group of adults with learning disabilities.
Own2Feet is Mencap Southampton’s Day Service Programme for people with learning disabilities. It promotes independence skills and an understanding of the world in which we live. We believe that everyone deserves the right to feel safe, respected and to live a life free from abuse. Awareness of abuse is paramount in preventing it, even more so to those more vulnerable members of society who are more at risk and less likely to be able to spot abuse or know what to do