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December 17th, 2010

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Greenwich Mencap runs a range of support services for Adults and Children with learning disabilities and their families in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. 

Established over 50 years ago, we continue to campaign to ensure that the rights of people with learning disabilities are respected and that their voices are heard.

Latest News – 2nd December 2014

Santa’s will run this Sunday, please show your support by sponsoring.

The Lost Hour – fundraiser in aid of Greenwich Mencap is Thursday 18th November.

  • Raffle prize – win an ipad!

Deadline for job applications – see “Getting Involved” tab then select “Jobs”.

  • Independent Support Officer – January 2015

(Late applications will not be accepted)

 

We are proud to support Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust  Black History Month.

Black Hostory - Roger Kline

Black History Month - Lush

Roger Kline (Author) states

“Diversity Improves Innovation & Teamwork”

 

 

 

Jake Attwood is running the Virgin London Marathon to raise funds for Greenwich Mencap. Jake is hoping to raise £2,000 or more!

Show your support and make donations at:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JakeAttree

 

 

Jake Attree

 

Have you signed up for the Santa Run on 6th December?

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Speak to the Greenwich Mencap office team on 020 83052245.

£22 needs to be raised to hold a place for you to take part.

 

 

What’s On for Adults?

  • Bowling
  • Meals Out
  • Lunchtime Drop-in
  • Games Night

Events for Adults with a Learning Disability

  • Big Top Tastics

All children will be supported to have fun and get the most out of the circus skills sessions by a team of Greenwich      Mencap staff.  Before your child starts attending, Greenwich Mencap will meet with you to talk about the support your child will need

  • Gym Tastics

All children will be supported to have fun and get the most out of the circus skills sessions by a team of Greenwich      Mencap staff.  Before your child starts attending, Greenwich Mencap will meet with you to talk about the support your child will need

  • Tune Tastics

Children aged 5 to 10 years and their same aged siblings

Events for Children with a Learning Disability

We have also seen some exciting changes at the Riverwood Projects- with the introduction of furniture painting and gardening workshops. Riverwood are holding an open day on April 31st from 10am-3:30pm at their Woolwich workshop. Come along to find out about attending Riverwood and see the fantastic work that they do.

Riverwood Products
To view the products made by our Riverwood Team Members, visit the Riverwood Products Page.

Riverwood Wishing Well

We held a Money Skills Workshop with GAD.  Barclays Bank staff came to the Forum to give advice for Adults with a Learning Disability on managing their money. Those who attended the event said that they had enjoyed the workshop and found it useful.

What’s On for Children?

Come along to one of our Tastics fun sessions:

Campaigns.

Greenwich Mencap not only supports people with a learning disability and their carers – we also lend our voice to theirs in raising issues and concerns affecting the lives of people with a learning disability. Whether that be education, employment, social lives or care – Greenwich Mencap will always campaign for the best possible services for people with a learning disability.

As an affiliate to national Mencap, and with a membership in the hundreds across the borough and beyond, we are a strong organisation and we know the impact we can have when we all speak with one voice.

At the same time, we will always alert our members to those times when they can let their own opinions be heard. All too often the views of people with a learning disability go unnoticed. Communication is often a barrier, while carers are frequently too busy caring to fully assert themselves. In these cases, Greenwich Mencap is here to support.

If there is an issue you believe in, and you think we should know about it, or do more to help bring about changes, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact us on 0208 305  2245.
andrew@greenwichmencap.org.uk