Growing and giving flowers to the vulnerable in our communities.

Brent Mencap and Flower Friends unite for another year.

After a first successful year of growing flowers for Flower Friends, a local community project that gives arrangements of locally grown flowers to the vulnerable in Brent, members of our gardening group will continue into 2024 to cultivate bouquets of beautiful cut flowers, foliage and grasses, including roses, peonies and dahlias, to name but a few.

This year, through KTs Care Angels, Flower Friends gave flowers, grown in our own and other community gardens, to people of all ages and disabilities isolated in their own homes and unable to enjoy outdoor spaces, as well as to their carers, bringing floral love and joy and the message that they are not alone.

Winter is an important planning and planting season for the gardeners, who are busy sowing seeds, planting bulbs and transplanting shrubs into newly prepared beds. As well as garden flowers, they are also hoping to establish a wild flower patch using locally sourced seeds gathered from Paddington Old Cemetery in Kilburn.

The weather next year will have a big impact on what varieties grow well. This year we had an abundance of Cosmos, a hardy annual known for its drought tolerance and used as a versatile ‘filler’ flower in bouquets and arrangements.

All being well, we will have armfuls of fresh and dried blooms to give to residents and staff of Willesden Court care home from early spring 2024 well into late summer and beyond. Watch this space!

If you are interested in volunteering for Flower Friends, either by growing flowers, making and/or delivering arrangements or collecting and decorating tins, they would love to hear from you. Email Siobhan at hello@flowerfriends.org.uk or text/phone her on 07784 865139. Spread the word!

To join the Brent Mencap gardening group contact Ian on 020 8451 5278 or ian@brentmencap.org.uk

 

Adults with Learning Disabilities Registration Form 23_24

Email completed form to Resound@rpo.co.uk

 

 

Come and join our Singing Superstars.

They started without much confidence, but listen to them now singing 2 songs they wrote and performed.

You too could become a Super star….

Song 1       Song 2

Call Ian on 020 8451 5278 or ian@brentmencap.org.uk

 

Digital Skills and IT Workshops

 

 

 

Check out the latest activities  at Brent Mencap

 

Brent scheme helping people with disabilities after Covid

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Gain confidence at our weekly DRaP

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Every Sunday 11am – 2pm
379-381 High Road
Willesden, London NW10 2JR

Tel: 020 8357 9801
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Eviction 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

 

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

Rooms for Hire 

Brent Mencap rooms are suitable for hire for meetings ,baby showers, naming ceremonies, small keep fit groups, meetings, and training events. Click the image below for further information on Rooms for Hire (4.4mb) PDF or email: Rooms for hire

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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