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.
|Monday||10:30 to 12:30||Don't Tone Alone for carers||The Stables, 76 Hornfair Rd, London SE7 7BD||Free. Six weekly sessions, contact Trish on 07583429158 for next start date.|
|Monday||10.30 am to 12:00||Coffee Morning for carers||The Stables, 76 Hornfair Rd, London SE7 7BD||Free|
|Tuesday||10:00 to 12:00||Coffee Drop-in & Bingo for carers and service users||Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square, London SE18 4DW||Free entry, drinks available for 50p each|
|Wednesday||10:15 to 12:15||Dramatic Voices singing and drama for service users||The Tramshed, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ES||First session free, £2.50 per session thereafter. Spaces are limited, contact Trish on 07583429158.|
|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.|
|1st Tuesday of the month||18:00 to 20:00||Bowling Night||Lewisham Bowling, 1129 Belmont Hill, Lewisham SE13 5AU||£2.50 per game||Greenwich Mencap staff member will meet you outside the venue|
|2nd Tuesday of the month||19:00 to 21:00||Monthly Disco||Nyne Bar, 267 Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 8DB||£5 entry, carers go 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 Trish on 07583429158 for details.|
|4th 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.|
|Saturday||TBC||Carers Monthly Outing||Changes each month, pickup at Riverwood Project, Unit 7 Woolwich Common Enterprise Centre, Peace Street, SE18 4HX.||£5 donation||Venue displayed on home page or contact, contact Trish on 07583429158 for details|
Watch our service users in action in the first show from our Dramatic Voices singing and drama activity. Dramatic Voice is held in the Tramshed every Wednesday from 10:15 to 12:15. Call Trish on 07583 429158 to book a place!
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.
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.