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.
A message from Dr Melanie Smith Director of Public Health, Brent Council
The NHS will launch its Test and Trace app across the country on Thursday 24 September 2020.
The app is a vital part of the overall NHS Test and Trace service and it is an important new tool to help control the spread of the virus.
It will allow us all to know more quickly if we’re at risk of the virus – so we can take action fast and protect our communities and the ones we love.
The app will also provide users with local risk information, alert them if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and has a built-in QR scanner to check-in at venues.
But to make it a success we need your help.
Businesses and venues across Brent will need to display QR posters which app users can use to check-in. This will be a legal requirement.
Click here to create your QR poster now.
The more people who use the app, the better it will work – and it will help us get ahead of the virus, preventing a second wave, further local lockdowns, and further disruption to the economy.
Mental Health Services Directory
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
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.