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.





Active Lives.

Active Lives is a new project from Croydon Mencap and is for adults with a learning disability (aged 18 and over). Active Lives offers fun things to do in the evenings or at weekends.

The Active Lives manager is Yvonne Pennant-Taylor. Yvonne is also new to Croydon Mencap, but previously worked at Lambeth & Southwark Mencap for over 25 years!

Our Active Lives brochure lists all the events planned from now until December 2019. Please contact Yvonne to discuss your individual support requirements.

Yvonne Pennant-Taylor
020 8684 5890
07510 593 236

Click on the link to read the Active Lives brochure online:

Or download the pdf here: Active Lives September – December 2019


Salsa Party Night.

Active Lives are planning a trip to the Kingston Mencap Sizzling Salsa Party Night on Saturday 26 October.

The price of £31 includes: Support, Transport, Food & Drink, Host DJ Tom, and a Salsa dance lesson from Nicola so that you can bust those moves on the dance floor

Please contact Yvonne for more information, to discuss individual support requirements, and/or book a place:

Yvonne Pennant-Taylor
020 8684 5890
07510 593 236



I AM from Michal Dzierza on Vimeo.

“I AM”, produced by Meehow Films, is an inspirational and moving exploration of the nature of ability that showcases the talents of four very different young people, challenging the audience’s preconceptions about diversity.

The short film features students and alumni of the Orpheus Centre including current nominee for the One Dance UK awards and the BBC’s Greatest Dancer contestant, Andrew Self.

The film stars former Orpheus students Awa, Steve and Sandra and was filmed on location at the Orpheus Centre, Oxted Barn Theatre, Caterham’s Ridge Radio and the London Colisuem.


Mencap Survey.

Mencap have asked us to share their survey link in case anyone would like to take part: –

Do you have a learning disability?
Are you over 18 years old?
We want to understand more about your experience of going
out and enjoying nightlife and social activities.

Your help with this could make a huge differencel!
Share your thoughts now:


Autism Hour at Purley Masjid.


As part of an initiative organised by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and the National Autistic Society, Purley Masjid will be participating in National Autism Hour

Visiting the Mosque is an integral part of a Muslim’s life but for many Autistic Muslims, it is often a difficult and anxiety-filled experience with bright lights, packed and crowded halls, loud announcements and Adhan. But simple measures can make the Mosque more accessible for them. In addition, the Autism Hour is open to people of all faiths and none and is a great way to engage with members of the wider local community.

The event includes sensory table top activities introducing the five pillars of Islam.

Date:   Sunday 6th October
Time:   10.30am to 12.00noon
Venue: Purley Masjid,
63 Whytecliffe Road South,
Purley, CR8 2AZ

This event is not just for those with Autism. It is open to all Special Needs / Disabilities
All Welcome – Muslims, other faiths, people of no faith.
Please forward details of this event to your friends and family.


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