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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laughs and Scarves new sessions start on Saturday 5th May

The YMCA Inclusive Lives Project are starting a new class at the Drop In on Saturday 5th May.

Laughs and Scarves - 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 Drop In is open until 2.30 so please stay to chat to friends, bring a packed lunch or we sell drinks and snacks.

 

Have you got what it takes to be a Charity Trustee or a Charity Treasurer?

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

We need people with:-

Fundraising knowledge

Some experience or empathy with learning disability

An ability to attend local monthly meetings

And most importantly:

Energy, enthusiasm and commitment

Additionally, we are looking for someone to take over the role of Hon. Treasurer, due to the retirement of our current Treasurer. The Treasurer is also a Trustee.

This is not a paid position. You will be given a comprehensive induction if you are appointed. To arrange a visit to our home at The Searchlight Community Centre, Kingston Road, New Malden. KT3 3RX please email michelle@kingstonmencap.org.uk  Michelle, our administrator, will organise for you to meet a Trustee and give you the necessary application forms.

 

 

 

Annual Railway Outing

Join us for a great afternoon on Sunday, 17th June 2018 for our annual railway outing. 

Free entry and free train rides plus delicious cakes and refreshments.

 

Thames Ditton Model Railway.

Claygate Lane,

Thames Ditton,

KT7 0DL

2pm - 5pm