Hidden History 379-381

Brent Mencap needs help from volunteers and the local community. Our new project will explore the history of our Victorian building at 379-381 Willesden High Road. The project runs for a year to September 2018 and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We will find out the history of the building from Victorian times to the present day. There are plenty of different ways you can get involved.

· Lived in the area for a long time? Can you share your memories of the building?

· Would you like to find out how to research the history of a Victorian house?

· Do you want to find out more about the history of Willesden?

· Do you want to be part of a new community project?

· Do you want to volunteer and learn new skills?

· Do you have particular skills and experience you would like to contribute?

· Would you like to help with oral history work, interviewing people who have lived locally or worked in the building over the years?

· Opportunities also include helping with archive research, photo research, events, workshops and publicity.

· Are you a local business? Could you sponsor part of the project?

How to contact us email : administrator@brentmencap.org.uk phone : 0208 451 5278 and leave your details website : use the Contact Us form  by post: Brent Mencap, 379-381 High Road, Willesden NW10 2JR Facebook: via Brent Mencap or Hidden History @379to381HighRoad Complete and email   379to381 Volunteer Interests form   (Word 26KB)


‘Early Explorers’ mornings for schools and families with children with additional needs. Please see the attached flyer for further details (PDF 584KB) – our Families morning will take place on
Saturday 28 October from 9am – 10am. If you would like a printable copy of the flyer to share, please contact learningmailbox@ltmuseum.co.uk

The Carers Respite Grant is Ending

What Next?
We would like to hear your opinion on the changes to the respite grant if you are a carer in Brent. Brent Council, NHS Brent CCG, and Brent Carers Hub are jointly updating their strategy for carers and would like to hear your views.  Click here to read the full article.

How can carers give their ideas about improving services that promote health & well-being?
Brent Council, NHS Brent CCG, and Brent Carers Hub are jointly updating their strategy for carers. Carers can provide comments directly through:

Brent Council customer services: 020 8937 1234
Brent Carers Hub telephone line: 020 3802 7070
NHS Brent CCG enquiries email: BRECCG.Brentenquiries@nhs.net

New Brent Art Group
exciting new art group for young people aged 16 – 30
who have a learning disability

Click here for further details. (2207KB) PDF

Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) is an arms-length management organisations (ALMO) and community housing company owned by Brent Council.
While the council owns the homes and takes responsibility for housing policy and strategy, we are responsible for the day-to-day management of
housing services to over 9,500 council tenants and 3,000 leaseholders (12,500 altogether

Volunteers needed
CVS Brent are looking for volunteers to take part in their Social Isolation in Brent initiative. Volunteers will help the most isolated in Brent,
as well as learning new skills and receiving work experiences. Previous volunteers have recently moved into employment,
so the project provides a great opportunity for those looking to get into work. Find out more.
Disability Rights UK

wants to share some exciting information with you about The Leadership Academy Programme; 
Please visit our website for more details of the outcomes from the first year’s programme; http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/leadership
Places are offered on a first come first served basis and payment will be expected as soon as your provisional offer has been made.
For further information or if you are interested in applying? please request an application from The Leadership Academy Executive; Katrina.morris@disabilityrightsuk.org

The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, celebrates 20 years of giving with 20 special grants
To mark 20 years of grant giving in the Capital, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded an exceptional £20,000 grant to Brent Mencap

You can also get advice and help from the following organisation:
Citizens Advice Brent (CAB)
270 – 272 High Road
NW10 2EY

You can visit the CAB at any one of 13 Children’s Centres if you have children under 5 years old.
Visit CAB at Brent Housing Partnership if you are a council tenant.
Visit CAB at Catalyst Housing Association if you are a Catalyst tenant.
Visit CAB at Westminister Drug Project if you are affected by drug and alcohol abuse.
Visit CAB at Brent Civic Centre every Monday & Thursday or Call them on 020 8438 1249 Mon to Fri 10am-4:00pm.

You can also check out Brent Advice Matters (BAM) Website http://www.bam.org.uk

Saturday Playgroup

@ The Village School Grove Park, Kingsbury, London NW9 0JY
Every Saturday Term – Time
Available sessions:
Morning session: 9am – 12pm (3 hrs)
Afternoon Session: 12pm – 4pm (4hrs)
Full Session: 9am – 4pm (7hrs)
Ages: 3 – 19     £11/hr
Contact: Tunde Alabi @ The Village School on 07721857224 or daresaturdayplaygroup@gmail.com

Download a booking form