Newark Mencap – The Voice of Learning Disability
Newark Mencap work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose.
Our work includes:
- providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
- providing advice through our helplines and websites
- campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want.
Royal Mencap have strong relations with a local network of more than 500 affiliated groups. Our local groups are individual charities in their own right, but we work closely with them to ensure people with a learning disability and their families have support locally as well as nationally.
Newark Mencap exists to support and improve the lives and opportunities of young people with a learning disbaility, their parents, carers and families.
We aim to value people with a learning disability, listen to them and include them.
We provide social and leisure opportunities for children and adults with a learning disability through our Gateway Club held at the Bridge Community Centre, Lincoln Road.
We also provide support, information, guidance and signposting for parents, carers and families.
We issue newsletters providing information on local and national issues, holding fundraising events and free parent and carer information days.
Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Our challenge, alongside people with a learning disability and their families, is to make this world a reality.
Right now, people with a learning disability face inequalities in every area of life. We need to tackle the issues head on through tireless campaigning and the delivery of high quality support and services to the people who need us.
Mencap’s mission is to transform society’s attitudes to learning disability and improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and their families. Our big plan is divided into five priorities. These are the areas of life we want to have the biggest impact on, the areas where there is the most need to see change for the better.
- Raising awareness and changing attitudes
- Making a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability here and now
- Supporting friendships and relationships
- Improving health for people with a learning disability
- Giving children the best start in life.