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.
Opportunity to support people with learning disabilities
Support Worker / Driver – Clubs @ Leslie Park – 6 month fixed term contract with possibility of extension
Everyone wants a purposeful job, to do something really meaningful.
At Croydon Mencap we can give you just that.
With us it is never “just a job”.
You will meet new people and feel inspired to reach your potential.
We will ask a lot of you – but you will get back so much more.
In return for your hard work and passion Croydon Mencap can give you real meaning and purpose in your work. We will offer you fun, support, and challenge you to be the best you can be.
Job Title: Support Worker / Driver (6 month fixed term contract)
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £ 21,274.50 per annum, plus pension contribution
Location: 60-61 Leslie Park Road Croydon CR0 6TP
As a member of a caring and dynamic team you will support young adults to safely participate in a range of fun activities. You must be willing and able to drive a 9 seater people carrier (normal UK driving licence required). Previous experience of working with people with learning disabilities is desirable but not essential.
Closing date for applications: Friday 19th July 2019
The next fantastic Sports Inclusion Day for people with disabilities or those that need an extra helping hand and are aged 12 – 25 is on Friday 26th July at Monks Hill Sports Centre, Farnborough Avenue, Croydon, CR2 8HD at 11am – 2pm.
Once again, the day will be run by the amazing coaches from Crystal Palace Football Club’s ‘Palace For Life’ Foundation and Croydon Council’s Sports Development team.
They will be offering football, basketball, tennis, dance, table tennis and cricket at the Sports Centre in Selsdon and it’s all FREE!
Under 16’s or those who require 1:1 support must be accompanied by a parent or carer.
See the attached flyer for all the details.
To sign up please complete the registration form below and return to: Michael Harrington, Disability Manager, Palace for Life Foundation, Selhurst Park, London, SE25 6PU or email@example.com or ring 020 8768 6047
If you love sport come along, but also come along if you want to see what’s going on and maybe try something new. It’s a friendly, relaxed environment where you can join in when you like or just take it easy and enjoy the fun.
The David Lean Cinema, in partnership with the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance, are organising a series of popular music films throughout 2019.
These Dementia Friendly screenings aim to make cinema more accessible by providing a fun and inclusive experience to enable people living with dementia, their families and carers to attend the cinema in a safe and welcoming environment.
The lights are left on low, there are no adverts or trailers and the audience is allowed to move around or even sing along to any musical numbers if they’d like to.
Admission is free for people with dementia and their carers. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available before the screening.
The dates and titles of the films are listed on the flyer. All but the last film’s performances will start at 11am, with refreshments available from 10.15am. The December pre-Christmas performance will start at 2.30pm, with refreshments available at 1.45pm.
For more information and to book please visit http://www.davidleancinema.org.uk/dementia-friendly-screenings/
Croydon Mencap is very proud to be part of the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance (CDAA)
which is an active partnership working to raise awareness about dementia and helping to
make Croydon a dementia friendly borough that is inclusive for people living with the condition.
Volunteering with Croydon Mencap
We have some exciting and rewarding roles available at our Leslie Park Activity Centre, a 10-minute walk from East Croydon Station, and our Monday Night Social Club in New Addington: