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.
Person-centred future planning
A quick guide for practitioners supporting people growing older with learning disabilities
Thinking about the future is an important aspect of person-centred planning, which should aim to build on the person’s strengths and skills, and help them consider what they want most in life as they get older.
This quick guide will help practitioners to support older people with learning disabilities when they are planning for the future. click here for further information.
|London Transport Museum
Enjoy a great day out, for more information click here.
A new, gentle yoga class – £3 per session
Relax, have fun, feel more flexible, Suitable for all levels.
You can sit on a chair,or on a mat. Every Thursday 3.15pm – 4.15pm
379-381 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2JR
Call us 020 8451 56278
This guideline covers services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges. It aims to promote a lifelong approach to supporting people and their families and carers, focusing on prevention and early intervention and minimising inpatient admissions.
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- It’s 100% free for you and the charity
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- We turn the commission into free funds for BRENT MENCAP
For online advice for people in Brent, please visit – Brent Advice Matters or BAM for short.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (1.16mb) 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.