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.
Brent GP and local pharmacy opening times during Easter Bank Holiday Weekend
We are all working together to manage the increasing demand for NHS services during these challenging times. Please note the information on GP practice and pharmacy opening times during the Easter Bank Holiday below. We would be grateful for your help in sharing this with your contacts, friends and family in Brent.
Brent GP Practices will be open during normal working hours on Good Friday and Easter Monday Bank Holidays (10th and 13th April, 2020). This is so the NHS can continue to support our patients and work alongside our colleagues in the Hospitals and in the Community.
All pharmacies are required to open from 2pm to 5pm on Good Friday 10 April 2020 and Easter Monday 13 April 2020. Some will open for longer hours to support access for patients through the day. For opening times for pharmacies near you please go to https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy/
Please check your Health Help Now App for information on these and other health care services nearest to you. The app can be downloaded from the Apple store on your mobile phone or visit the NHS Health Help Now website at http://www.healthhelpnow.nhs.uk/
What to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus
If you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus:
Visit the NHS 111 WEBSITE www.111.nhs.uk as the first port of call, rather than contacting your GP practice
If unable to access the NHS 111 website, call the 111 service
For more information about coronavirus on what to do if you have symptoms, please visit https://www.nwlondonccgs.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Children with special educational needs or disabilities
Get involved in the #SecretLifeofUs campaign
The Disabled Children’s Partnership has launched the #SecretLifeofUs campaign, which is raising much needed awareness of the day-to-day challenges faced by disabled children and their families. Did you know that 43% of people in Britain today don’t know anyone with a disability? Or that 77% of parents of a disabled child say doing the shopping is the hardest task in their day?
The #SecretLifeOfUs is bringing to life the realities of the challenges disabled children, young people and their families face in living a life many of us take for granted. Challenges most of us are simply unaware that they face on a daily basis, doing the most basic of tasks that many of us take for granted. Once you see into their secret lives, you’ll understand why we all need to work together for change. Sign up to pledge your support
Choosing Wisely – improving the way we prescribe
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have recently launched their new ‘Tell Us About Your Care’ partnerships with a number of national charities, of which Disability Rights UK is one. This involves Disability Rights UK gathering feedback from disabled people about their experiences of using health and social care services. The CQC would welcome feedback on your experience of using any of the services they regulate
1 Voice EHCPlan workshop 30th March 2017 (PDF 300KB)
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The Brent Magazine is a full color, 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.
We demand #RailAccessNow – Get involved in our new campaign
|Today Transport for All is launching our Rail Access Now campaign with the support from Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike.
We are demanding that the Government and rail companies take action to uphold Disabled and older people’s right to travel with
freedom and independence like everyone else.
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.
Please click here for more information on the Mental Capacity Act
Advice Service CHANGE
The BASIL service has come to an end – click here for further news
Brent Mencap rooms are suitable for hire for children’s and family parties, naming ceremonies, small keep fit groups, meetings and training events. Click here for further information on Rooms for Hire (772KB) PDF
Annual Health Check for adults with intellectual disability has brought a number of health benefits to this population. While this study did not show that the introduction of these checks had any impact on either emergency or elective admissions, there was evidence to suggest that they reduced emergency admissions due to ambulatory care sensitive conditions – conditions where effective community care and case management may help prevent the need for hospital admission
Building the right support (1,781KB) PDF
National Plan to develop community services and close in patient facilities for people with a learning disability an/or autism who display behaviour that challenges. Including those with a mental health condition.