Mencap Open Day – Thursday 27th July 2017

  West Berkshire Mencap Garden Party, at The Mencap Centre. This event is held on the first day of our summer playscheme and will include entertainment and refresh- ments. Attendance is by invitation only. https://www.wbmencap.org/wp-admin/post-new.php For more information please contact West Berkshire Mencap on 01635 41464

Thank You to Bayer

We would like to say a big thank you to Bayer. Bayer handed over a cheque to us for £1650.50 last week for our services for local people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. The money was raised by Bayer’s Culture Club, a social organisation formed to bring employees together and enjoy different activities.  The club …

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West Berkshire Mencap have a Magical Time

If you are familiar with us as a charity, you may be aware that for the last five years we have organised a ball for adults with learning disabilities. The event has been extremely popular ever since it was originally set up, and has continue to grow and develop into a really special event that …

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West Berkshire Mencap’s Disabled Children’s Short Break Funding Cuts Petition

West Berkshire Council has written to us to give notice on all Short Breaks Funding from 31st March 2016. They are also consulting to find out whether families need these services. If you feel that West Berkshire Mencap should be able to provide Children’s Services could you sign the petition on the link below. Please …

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Our Fashion Show Struts Its Way To Success

Last week, we held our Fashion Show at the Chequers Hotel to raise awareness of equal opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. The Fashion Show was a wonderful success, with many previous attendees commenting that it was the best one yet. The message of the need for equal opportunities for adults with learning disabilities was …

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Statement Regarding Funding Cuts by West Berkshire Council

The Trustees of West Berkshire Mencap are extremely concerned about recent misleading statements that have appeared in the press. We would like to set the record straight. ABOUT WEST BERKSHIRE MENCAP West Berkshire Mencap is a specialist charity with highly trained and dedicated staff, supported by a fantastic team of volunteers. This means it is …

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West Berkshire Mencap on BBC South Today

BBC South Today’s news yesterday featured a piece about the potential closure of our Children Services. Respite care cut for 7-year-old Estella”It’s like living in a warzone”. That’s how one Berkshire mum has described the struggle to look after her daughter who has serious health and learning difficulties. Helen Franklin from Newbury says she relies …

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Meeting to inform Parents & Carers about the Potential Closure of our Children Services

We have received a letter from West Berkshire Council giving us the statutory 6 months’ notice required to terminate all of their funding for our children’s short break funding. This means that, from 31st March 2016, all Children’s Services, except Bubble and Sibling Club, will close completely and staff will be made redundant. We would …

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Wildlife Observation Centre Coming Together

  If you have been following us on our social media, you may have seen that our horticultural therapy project for adults with learning disabilities called Growing4all has been building a Wildlife Observation Centre at their service. The Wildlife Observation Centre is nearly complete and we are really excited about the new opportunity it will …

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