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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 60 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 – 21st December

Office Opening over the Festive  Period – individual telephone numbers & emails are in the December newsletter.

Greenwich Office – 02083052245 Open every week day apart from Bank Holidays

Finance: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Welfare -

Carers Peer Support: Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th

EHC Planners:  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Let’s Sort it Out: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Greenlights: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Independent Living -

Independent Living Assistants: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

GIVS Network: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday


Woolwich Office – 02088546261 Open every week day apart from Bank Holidays

Riverwood -

Day Activities: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Cheese & Wine Evening 29th October 7pm (tickets still available).

We have 25 tickets, please contact us for your tickets so we can go ahead with a full group.

Come and join us to sample 6 French Wines and accompanying cheeses for £25 a ticket (buy in advanace due to numbers please). Every ticket sold creates a donation of £5 to Greenwich Mencap from Davy’s Wine Merchants.

Call 020 83052245 to purchase your ticket or

Our vision is set for the next 3-5 years:

Greenwich Office Open Day is on 15th October 11am, we hope you can join us.

See our short video clip here: Open Office

Or two very short video clips about the change of address here: Office Move & packing

Unit 4, Hopyard Studios

The Movement

13 Lovibond Lane

Greenwich SE10 9FY


14th JulyOffice lease is now with our solicitor for review.

We are planning a Charity Ball later in 2015/16, details to follow:

July 3rd –

New office is in the final stages of “snagging”, once the building is perfect, we will be issued with the lease. We had originally intended to be in by April/May.

EHC Independent Support Workers full and part time job vacancies have been extended until Sunday 12th July. See “getting involved” tab then select “jobs”

22nd June 2015

Service Users say what they think. See our Twitter page for details https://twitter.com/greenwichmencap

Welfare Outreach Group Support – Greenlights Project (temporary post)

Go to “getting Involved” tab then select “jobs”

2nd April 2015 – We are top in the Country

Greenwich Mencap is top in the country for engaging and delivering Educational Health Care plans. This is a partnership projcet with GAD

Watch the New Care Act video - here

Staff Discount Scheme -

Launch of the new staff discount scheme went live on Monday 16th Feb.

Member discount scheme to be explored soon.

New offices – 1st April

visited today with one of our Trustees.

Solicitors instructed.

Head Office moving date will be at the end of  May 2015.

New Job vacancies -

Independent Living Assistants

See “Getting Involved” tab then select “Jobs”.

(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:


Jake Attree

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





Speak to the Greenwich Mencap office team on 020 83052245.

What’s On for Adults?

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

Events for Adults with a Learning Disability

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?


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.