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.
Carole Britton, Welfare Manager
Carole joined us in 2015 after two years as a Care Home Manager and more than a decade in management roles at other disability charities. She is responsible for leading and developing our Information and Advice 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.
Jane Lawson, Chair
Anthony Pearlgood, Vice Chair
Georgina Earle-Hutton, Treasurer
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!