Greenwich Mencap runs a range of social activities for adults with a learning disability throughout the year. Our aim is to reduce isolation and encourage friendships by developing service user’s skills whilst having fun.

As well as the Riverwood Project woodwork and crafts day centre, we run evening activities on a monthly basis, as well as weekly daytime activities where service users can get together and socialise. Our activities are fully inclusive where we welcome everyone regardless of their disability.

If you are not independent and need support, you must bring a carer with you.

Weekly Activities

Day Time Activity Location Cost
Monday 12:00 to 14:00 Walking Meet at Riverwood Project, Unit 7, Woolwich Common Enterprise Centre, Peace Street SE18 4HX Free
Tuesday 10:00 to 12:00 Coffee morning and bingo Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square, London SE18 4DW Fee entry, drinks available for 50p each
Thursday 12:00 to 14:00 Lunch-time drop-in, bingo and arts & crafts Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square, London SE18 4DW Meals £2, desserts £1. Alternatively, you can bring your own packed lunch.
Friday 11:00 to 13:00 Gym and relaxation group Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square, London SE18 4DW Free

Monthly Activities

Day Time Activity Location Price Notes
2nd Tuesday of the month 18:00 to 20:00 Bowling Night Lewisham Bowling, 1129 Belmont Hill, Lewisham SE13 5AU £5 for two games with Freedom Pass, £11 without Greenwich Mencap staff member will meet you outside the venue
2nd Thursday of the month 19:00 to 21:00 Monthly Disco Sherard Road Centre, Tattersall Road, London SE9 6ET Free
3rd Wednesday of the month 18:00 to 20:00 Meal Out Changes each month Meal and drink for between £12 and £20 Different venue every month. Contact Tricia on 07583429158 for details.
Last Thursday of the month 19:00 to 21:00 Games Night Sherard Road Centre, Tattersall Road, London SE9 6ET £2 for entry, with prizes won on each game Play bingo (win prizes), Nintendo Wii, pool, giant Connect Four, cards and ten-pin bowling.

Who can take part in our activities?

We offer both day and evening social events for adults with a learning disability. You do not need to be a member of Greenwich Mencap or live in the borough of Greenwich to join in the fun, and we would love to see you there. Although staff are always on hand, if you require one-to-one support, you must bring your own carer.

For more information about any of the social activities listed above, please contact our Support & Activity Coordinator Trish Reivie (that's her in the elf costume!) using the details below.

The Riverwood Project

We run a day service at our workshop in Woolwich, South East London which provides meaningful work opportunities for adults with a learning disability, learning difficulty or autism.

As well as learning to make a wide range of wood products in a safe, supervised environment which are then available to buy through our website, our service users socialise, engage in arts & crafts, and take day trips into the community.

Visit Riverwood website

How to join an activity

Although you can simply turn up to any of our activities and we will welcome you in, we suggest you let us know you’re coming first. You can either call us, email us, send us a message or drop by Riverwood to speak to a member of staff.

Call us

07583 429158 (Tricia) or 020 8854 6261 (Riverwood)

Drop by

The Riverwood Project (how to find us)

Email

sc8@greenwichmencap.org.uk

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