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.

Census Support & Info

  • The form has to be completed online or on a paper questionnaire in English or Welsh, but there are a number of supporting accessibility documents and resources to support those who need additional help.
  • Resources/formats in BSL, audio and subtitles are available online, and braille, easy ready and large print guidance booklets can be ordered through the freephone helpline. More info here: https://census.gov.uk/help/languages-and-accessibility/accessibility
  • The contact info is available here, which includes the general free phone helpline, language helpline number and text relay number: https://census.gov.uk/contact-us
  • A paper questionnaire can be ordered over the phone, but we are encouraging people to do it online as the phone lines are extremely busy at the moment. You can order a paper questionnaire on behalf of someone, so I or a member of your staff can do it for one of your members.
  • There are translated web pages available here in 49 different languages: https://census.gov.uk/help/languages-and-accessibility/languages I also have some digital and printed leaflets in community languages (17 different languages), so if there’s a specific request please let me know and I can send this across.

ILER1 Easy Read Leaflet (English) 040321 (PDF 2.6mb)

 

Emotional wellbeing and mental health, in Alperton and Church End – Brent Health Matters

This survey is part of a wider locally-led approach to trying to understand how local people can be better equipped to help their neighbours, in terms of emotional wellbeing and mental health.

We have developed a short survey that we are asking anyone who lives, or works, in Alperton and or Church End to complete.  We hope to hear from as many local people as possible and in particular from people and communities that are often not heard.  We’re hoping you might be able to help by promoting the survey through your own contacts and networks?

There are two surveys, one for Church End and one for Alperton (see links below)

Alperton survey

Church End survey

The census is coming.

By taking part, you can help to inform decisions on services that shape your community in Brent, such as schools, doctors’ surgeries and bike lanes.

Click here for more details

 

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

NHS North West London CCG NHS Budgets Booklet (PDF 284KB)   Improving the way we prescribe Letter (PDF 204KB)

Advocacy: Get your voice heard

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)

Be healthy, be happy, don’t miss out

 Be_healthy Health Watch News

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Published quarterly and delivered to over 135,000 homes in Brent, Your Brent is our popular publication of news and what’s on in Brent.

 

We demand #RailAccessNow – Get involved in our new campaign

 Rail Access Now 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

Rooms for HireDue to the Covid-19 pandemic all events have been suspended until further notice

Brent Mencap rooms are suitable for hire for meetings ,baby showers, naming ceremonies, small keep fit groups, meetings and training events. Click here for further information on Rooms for Hire (736KB) 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

For further information

Making Health and Social Care Information Accessible (3MB) PDF

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.

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