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.
Survey about Accessible Information and GPs in Brent
This is a survey for people with a hearing or visual impairment or a learning disability.
You may have special communication needs because of your disability or sensory loss.
The survey is about how the staff at your GP surgery communicate with you and how they give you information.
Healthwatch Brent want to find out if GP surgeries in Brent are complying with the Accessible Information Standard.
The Accessible Information Standard is a law.
This law came into force on 31 July 2016.
This law aims to make sure that people with a disability or sensory loss are given information they can understand, and the communication support they need.
All organisations that offer NHS or Adult Social Care must now follow the Accessible Information Standard by law.
This includes doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and social workers.
The survey will help Healthwatch Brent to find out if GP surgeries in Brent are following the Accessible Information Standard.
Please answer these questions. The answers are confidential. The information will go into a report.
There are 10 questions. Click here to complete the survey online
Thank-you for doing this survey.
For online advice for people in Brent, please visit – Brent Advice Matters or BAM for short.
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
phone : 0208 451 5278 (if answerphone is on please leave message)
website : Use the Contact Us form
Facebook: via Brent Mencap or Hidden History @379to381HighRoad
by post: Brent Mencap, 379-381 High Road, Willesden NW10 2JR
Wheelchair users can now book an Uber in London using the app with UberWAV: The WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle) option is designed for wheelchair users traveling within zones 1-4 in London who require an affordable, reliable and safe travel option. Find out more and get £15 off your first WAV or ASSIST ride.
To make it easier for disabled people to use mainstream transport, we have been improving
London’s buses, trains, boats, Trams, DLR and the Tube to make them more accessible.
If you would like to try out the transport options now available but are unsure how to do it, TfL’s free
Travel Mentoring Service can give you guidance and support to help you get around London.
We can offer you telephone advice to help plan an accessible route, and we can provide a mentor to
accompany you for your first few journeys as you gain confidence and become an independent traveller.
Travel mentoring is free of charge and is available from Monday to Friday, from 0800 until 1800.
For more information or to arrange a travel mentoring session, call 020 3054 4361
or email: email@example.com
Adults with Learning Difficulties Courses 17/18
ALD Courses Information Sheet (Word 250KB)
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
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.