Learning Disability Week 2021

This year’s Learning Disability Week will take place from 14 – 20 June. The theme will be art and creativity! You can download a pack to help you here. So, if you fancy getting out the paints, pencils, tissue paper or even spaghetti then our challenge to you is to have a go at painting …

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5K May

What is 5kMay? One month of coming together for better! You can do your 5k may anywhere, anytime with anyone. You can run, roll, walk, cycle or even swim if you want to… It’s about getting out and feeling good while you’re doing it – all whilst giving back to charity. How to get involved …

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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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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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