Welcome to Brent Mencap's website.
We are the leading learning disability charity in Brent.You will get a lot of information about Brent Mencap on this website and what we do. You can also read the most recent Brent Mencap news letters. Brent Mencap works in partnership with other organisations.We speak up and campaign.
For online advice for people in Brent, please visit - Brent Advice Matters or BAM for short.
You are invited to BRENT MENCAP’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Come and find out what we have been doing!
Friday, 28th October 2016 at 6.30pm
At Brent Mencap, 379-381 High Road, Willesden, London. NW10 2JR
6:30pm - Light Refreshments and registration
Please fill in a membership form if you are not a member and sign in
7.00pm - Annual General Meeting
7:50pm - Food and Raffle and music
8.30pm - Finish
Please respond to Brent Mencap by Wednesday 26th October.
to tell us if you are coming or not.
Please bring your membership card. If you do not have one, we will give you one on the night if you are on our membership list.
Coalition of charities call on Government to end ‘shadow of uncertainty’ around supported housing that could risk disabled people losing their homes Click here
The Brent Magazine is a full colour, magazine produced quarterly. It is distributed free to residents within Brent.
With a print run of more than 103,000 copies, the circulation figures far exceed those of all local publications combined.
Gig Buddies opportunity
Can you partner Mencap on the Gig Buddies project?
Gig Buddies matches adults who have a learning disability to a volunteer with similar interests, to go to events together that both people mutually enjoy. Examples can be sports events, the theatre or a concert.
Mencap are looking for 10 groups in the network to partner on a Gig Buddies project. Find out more information here if you are interested Please note that Mencap do not yet have funding for this project.
Brent Start courses 2016/17
Brent Start's 2016/17 course brochure is now available. Enrolements begin in September, so now is the perfect time for residents to take a look and decide what they'd like to learn. Brent Start has something for everyone; for those learning a skill such as CV Writing or a Computer Skills course, those developing their career with a Childcare or Hairdressing Course, or trying out something new such as French or Yoga.
We'll be in touch soon with enrolment dates, so keep an eye out!
The NHS and *councils across NW London are working together to provide an even better health and care system for our two million residents. To do this a Sustainability and Transformation Plan is being developed and we need your help to shape the plan and our future services.
Please visit our site Healthier NW London/commonplace to tell us your thoughts on five key areas that we are looking to improve across NW London over the next five years:
- Preventing ill health
- Long term care
- Care for over 65s
- Mental health
- Quality of care
Making health and social care information accessible Update Summer 2016
Using the Mental Capacity Act
This video explains the MCA and how it can protect the right to make choices. For people who need the MCA, their carers, and others.
How can we improve support for carers?
Informal carers (also called unpaid carers) are people who look after family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long-term physical or mental ill health or disability, or care needs related to old age. This does not include any activities as part of paid employment.
We want to know how we can improve support for carers.
We’d really appreciate it if you could tell us about your experience with caring and answer some specific questions about types of support and how helpful they are. There is also a section at the end for you to tell us about any other relevant experiences or anything we've missed. To take the survey click here.Advice Service CHANGE
The BASIL service has come to an end – click here for further news
Local Charity Brent Mencap Receives Major Boost from London Grant Maker click hereRooms for Hire - Brent Mencap rooms are suitable for hire for children’s and family parties, naming ceremonies, small keep fit groups, meetings and training events. for further information click here