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.
Book a test if you don’t have symptoms
Everyone should now get tested for coronavirus twice a week, even if you don’t have any symptoms.
Free rapid lateral flow tests (LFTs) are available for everyone in Brent aged 12 or over without symptoms of COVID-19. Results from these tests are available in less than 40 minutes.
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)
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.
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 Hire – Due 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
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.