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. February 27th 2014
We are excited to announce that our three members-only events in 2014 will be a Summer BBQ, a Halloween Disco and a Christmas Party!
The Summer BBQ is on the 19th July 4-7pm in the Caledonian Hall and Terrace, The Forum, Greenwich. Make sure that your membership is paid for the next year so that you can attend!
Membership is £10 for the year and includes monthly newsletters, member only events, voting rights at AGMs and other exclusive updates about what Greenwich Mencap are up to. To join, call Laurel on 0208 305 2245 ext 1!
Events for Adults with a Learning Disability:
- Tuesday 11th March: Meal at Pizza Hut, 6-8pm, Bugsby Way, SE10 0QJ.
Meeting inside at 6pm. Please bring around £12 for your meal.
- Wednesday 19th March: DLR ride from Cutty Sark DLR station to Canary Wharf station, 5-7pm.
Meet outside the entrance to the Cutty Sark DLR station at 5pm. Please don’t forget freedom pass or oyster card.
- 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. (We are now running this as a monthly bowling night. Second Tuesday of every month starting 8th April!)
- 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.
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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.