Kingston Mencap is a local registered charity which supports adults with a learning disability, and their families and carers. The charity always offers a warm welcome to new people.

There are three clubs:

There is also a Saturday drop-in. There are always lots of social activities like family fun days, bowling nights, boat trips and theatre outings.

Click on the link to see our latest newsletter.

The Carers Group is being reviewed by Kingston Mencap trustees so the monthly meetings are cancelled until further notice.

 

Our Seekers Club members on a trip to Birdworld and fundraising at the Kingston Dragon Boat Race

 

The charity is active in its support for national and local initiatives to improve services for people with learning disabilities, such as Royal Mencap’s Helping to Fight Hate Crime national campaign. It also contributes to local policy-making, such as the recent Learning Disability Review. Membership of Kingston Mencap is just £5 a year and includes  club membership , exciting social events, email alerts of activities and local inclusive events.

What is a learning disability?

People who have a learning disability struggle with everyday life that others take for granted, for example doing household tasks, socialising or managing money. They often need support to deal with things and to interact with other people. 

Kingston Mencap is affiliated to the Royal Mencap Society - the leading charity for people with learning disabilities. The charity was established in 1952.

General enquiries: michelle@kingstonmencap.org.uk or call 020 8546 2837.

Charity No  1170322

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragon Boat Race Sunday 22nd July

Come and join us for a great, fun day out. Meet at 9am at Canbury Gardens 

on Sunday 22nd July. 

Meet at 10.15 at Gazebo number 49.

If it’s your first time, you wil get lots of help to paddle the Dragon Boat, you will be safe in a crew

with friends from Kingston Mencap. If you want to find out more or register as places are limited

Contact:

michelle@kingstonmencap.org.uk 

Refreshments and snacks are provided.

Have you got what it takes to be our Honorary Treasurer?

To help us grow and move forward in a time of cuts, change and development, we are looking for a Treasurer to join the Trustee Board which is responsible for the governance of our organisation. 

We need people with:-

Accountancy experience

Some experience or empathy with learning disability

An ability to attend local monthly meetings 

And most importantly:

Energy, enthusiasm and commitment

We are looking for someone to take over the role of Hon. Treasurer, due to the retirement of our current Treasurer. 

This is not a paid position. You will be given a comprehensive induction if you are appointed, and our retiring Treasurer will give you support in getting to understand our accounts. 

Please email Michelle Kitch at 

michelle@kingstonmencap.org.uk 

Michelle, our administrator, will organise for you to meet a Trustee and give you the necessary application forms. 

 

 

 

Laughs and Scarves at the Saturday Drop In

Laughs and Scarves 

The YMCA Inclusive Lives Project - Sessions creating health and wellbeing using the medium of dance, and movement. Games using various props such as, scarves, textures for sensory play, instruments, vocal warm ups and puppet play. Each class will be fun and uplifting and for all abilities.

Cost: £1

Time: 12 - 1pm at the Searchlight Centre, Kingston Road, Kt3 3RX. 

The Saturday Drop In is open from 11.30 am - 2.30 pm so please stay to chat to friends, bring a packed lunch.

New courses at the Searchlight Centre

The YMCA Inclusive Lives Project are running two new courses at the Searchlight Centre 

Creating Wellness with Katrina  starts on 18th July 12 - 3 and runs for 6 weeks.

Pilates with Tracy is on Friday 5.30 - 6.15

See calendar for more details, times and info.