Greenwich Mencap was founded in 1951 as the Woolwich & Greenwich Society for Mentally Handicapped Children, to campaign for a better deal for people with a learning disability and provide the services that they and their families need.

Since then, we have grown to 26 full-time staff and many more part-time and volunteers who provide advice, support and representation to adults and children with learning disabilities, learning difficulties or autism in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Our leadership team, staff and volunteers work tirelessly to give those people a voice, improve their daily lives and ensure they are valued equally in the community.

Terri Looker, Director of Services

Terri joined Greenwich Mencap in 2004 after almost two decades working for the Royal Mail. She is responsible for day-to-day management decisions and the development and implementation of the organisation's strategic plans.

Kaie Kadiata, Information & Guidance  Lead

Kaie joined us in 2017 after various roles supporting vulnerable individuals at other charities. She is responsible for leading and developing our Information and guidance service.

Claire Hardy, Greenlights Lead

Claire joined us in 2018 and has a background as a freelance dancer, behaviour interventionist and experience running her own charity focussed on community development. She is responsible for the Greenlights Project which aims to improve child wellbeing by working alongside families who are experiencing behavioural issues with a child with a learning disability.

Sally Ettridge, Independent Living Services Manager

Sally joined Greenwich Mencap in 2018 and brings with her 18 yrs experience in both Managerial and Quality assurance standards within Health & Social care sector. She is responsible for Managing and coordinating the independent living services.

James Thorpe, Finance Manager

James joined us in 2015 having managed the finances of a Southwark charity which looks after unpaid Carers. His responsibilities for Greenwich Mencap include budgetary control, sales and purchase ledger control, payroll administration and contact manager for all fundraising events and activities.

Our trustees

Anthony Pearlgood, Chair

Morris Pearlgood

Nicole Bender

Sarah Pierce, Vice Chair

Jonathan Sellers, Treasurer

Georgina Earle-Hutton

Anthony Lainson

Jane Lawson

Want to join our team?

If you’re interesting in volunteering some of your time for an amazing, worthy cause that has a direct impact on the lives of people near you, call us on the number below between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, email us or send us a message and we’ll get back to you soon!


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