A CHARITY which aims to break the stigma of people with learning disabilities has changed it's name to appeal to younger families who need support.

Mencap charity, which supports people with learning disabilities and their families and carers in Bracknell and Wokingham, is now known as Promise Inclusion.

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The new name is for the indepedent Wokingham and Bracknell branch and launched it's new name on November 5.

All the staff will remain at the charity but their new name is more well suited and reflects on their vision to deliver a promise that 'all people matter' when it comes to support.

Former Mencap has been in the area since 1997 and felt the need to update and modernise its branch.

The label 'Mental handicap' with Mencap was seen as outdated and the charity hopes the new name will appeal to younger families.

Mary Durnam, chief executive officer at Promise Inclusion, said: "As well as appealing to younger families, the charity hope the new name will attract funding to keep the charity and its valuable services running from a wider variety of sources including local companies.

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"The new name Promise Inclusion fulfils the charity’s new vision and mission delivering on the promise that all people matter."