HAMPSHIRE Constabulary has launched a new poster to help adults with learning disabilities call the police.

In line with Mencap’s Learning Disability Week (August 19-25) the new poster aims to be easier to read and explains when to dial 101 and 999.

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “Some of the feedback we’ve received is that often people with a learning disability aren’t sure when to call 101 and when to call 999. “I hope that this poster, alongside the work we’ve been doing to engage with communities affected by disability, will encourage people to come forward to report problems they’re experiencing, demonstrate that the police are here to help and that we can make a difference.”

Jason Carlisle, regional campaigns officer for Mencap, said: “We'd like to thank Hampshire Constabulary for its ongoing commitment to improving the lives of people with a learning disability in the area and supporting Learning Disability Week.”