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Croydon Mencap represents the interests of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers within the London Borough of Croydon.

We are a charitable voluntary organisation and registered charity with our own Board of voluntary Trustees/Directors. Croydon Mencap’s purpose is to provide advice, information and support through a range of projects and services. Croydon Mencap is affiliated to Royal Mencap but is not financially supported or governed by its National body.





Vacancy for Support Workers

Please see below, the deadline for applications for the Saturday Club Support Worker posts has been extended …

Opportunity to work at our new Saturday Club

2 Support Workers posts

Salary per hour £7.65

2 Saturdays a month 9.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.

Based at our centre in Leslie Park Road, East Croydon



Croydon Mencap is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced support worker to work at our new Saturday Club which is due to open in June/July. Experience in being able to use Makaton, PECS or PODD would be an advantage.

This will be an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to work with and support people with learning disabilities. The club will offer opportunities for leisure activities for up to 18 adults with learning disabilities and will operate on two Saturdays a month throughout the year.

Please see below for Saturday Club Support Worker Job Description, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form…

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Application Form Saturday Club Support Worker 2016

Croydon Mencap Equal Opportunity Form


Please email completed forms to

Or send to Croydon Mencap, Portland House, 678 London Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7HU.


Deadline for Applications – noon 30th June 2016.

Carers’ Information Day

The Carers’ Information Service will be hosting “Carers’ Information Day” at Fairfield Halls on Wednesday 8th June 2016.

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In Memoriam

2016 04 29 Mrs OakleyWe were very sad to hear that one of our founding members and CASS carers, Margaret Lillian Oakley, passed away on 20 April 2016 aged 101. Mrs Oakley was one of CASS’s special guests when we celebrated Croydon Mencap’s 60th anniversary back in 2012. Tanya recalls visiting her at her home at the time and hearing from her the history of how Croydon Mencap came about. Mrs Oakley was one of around a dozen parents who started a support group for families caring for a child with a learning disability, holding monthly meetings for parents in Croydon from 1952. Mrs Oakley said the meetings gave the parents the opportunity to get together and discuss issues about their children. 64 years later, Croydon Mencap is still trying to do the same through our services, but we will always remain indebted to parents such as Mrs Oakley, who paved the way for what we have today. Mrs Oakley is survived by her niece Betty, and we send her our sympathies.

We are looking for a volunteer

Croydon Mencap is looking for a volunteer Dancing Instructor to provide 30 minute dancing sessions at the Monday Evening Social Club, once every 4-6 weeks.

The role will include:

  • Designing and delivering a dance session (line dancing, street dancing etc) to improve the fitness of our service users
  • Encouraging service users to get involved in the session.

This role would suit you if you:

  • Are keen and knowledgeable about dancing and willing to share this with others
  • Are punctual, committed and reliable – our service users respond well to consistency
  • Have plenty of patience and are able to motivate/inspire others
  • Are interested in, and committed to, making a lasting difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities.

We would prefer it if you were able to volunteer for at least 30 minutes per session, once every 4-6 weeks for a minimum of 6 months.

You must have a current valid DBS criminal record check. Croydon Mencap can carry out a DBS check free of charge.

The Monday Evening Social Club is located at the Addington Community Centre, 2 minutes’ walk from Addington tram stop.

If you are interested in the above position, please call us on 0208 684 5890, or email us on


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