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. April 2nd 2014
Our monthly Bowling Night officially starts on Tuesday 8th April at 6pm at Lewisham 1st Bowl, Belmont Hill! Join us for a maximum of 2 games of bowling (£2 per game) and see if you can win ‘Bowler of the Week’! Free squash will be provided but you can also buy a range of soft drinks and hot and cold food.
We recently 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.
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 March 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.
Events for Adults with a Learning Disability:
- Tuesday 8th April: Bowling at 1st Bowl, Lewisham, Belmont Hill, SE13 5AU. 6-8pm.
£2 per game. 2 games maximum. Meet inside bowling alley at 6pm. Please also bring money for refreshments.
- Wednesday 16th April: Meal at the Gateclock Pub, Cutty Sark station, 210 Creek Road, Greenwich, SE10 9RB. 6-8pm. Come for a meal at the Wetherspoon’s Pub in Greenwich. Wednesdays are ‘Chicken Club’, offering a meal and a drink for £8. Meet inside the restaurant at 6pm
- Thursday 24th April Games Night, 7-9pm, The Forum @ Greenwich, £1 entry.
To view the products made by our Riverwood Team Members, visit the Riverwood Products Page.
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 Eleanor on 0208 305 2245 ext 9.