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.
A unique opportunity to support People with Learning Disabilities and their Carers
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 to be the best you can be.
If you have experience of working with people with learning disabilities and their carers and
want to use your knowledge and skills – then we currently have the following opportunity
to start a new type of support service, based in Thornton Heath, Surrey.
COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR and VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Annual Salary – £21,421 – 37.5 hrs per week
In this role you will work directly with people with learning disabilities and their carers,
supporting them to navigate their way to information and support services that are
available in the local community. You will also recruit and support a team of volunteers
that will enable you to extend the reach of this new support service. This post is for one
year initially, with the potential to become permanent subject to funding.
To apply for this position please see the application pack documents below.
Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to:
The Administrator, Croydon Mencap, Portland House,
678 London Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7HU
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Applications – noon Friday 3rd November 2017
Interviews – Tuesday 14th November 2017
“Bringing us Together” in partnership with NHS England, is holding a workshop from 10 am until 2 pm on Thursday, 19th October 2017, at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury – Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT.
Please see flyer for details …
If you care for an elderly or disabled person who may be at risk if you fell ill, or if you receive Carer’s Allowance, you are entitled to a free NHS flu jab.
See poster below for details on how to receive your jab at the Carers Support Centre in Croydon. No need to book – just turn up! Please note that jabs will be provided on a first-come, first served basis. You can also receive a free flu jab from your GP or local pharmacist. The Carers Support Centre is at 24 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PB.
Free Information Event – Thursday 28 September
Croydon Council is running an information event for people who use Croydon Adult Social Services and their carers.
Please see below for details on how to book your place…
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From September, our Chill and Chat service will be running at two venues:
Tuesdays: 10.00 am-12.00 pm at Malling Close Children’s Centre, Malling Close, Croydon, CR0 7YD
Fridays: 10.00 am-2.30 pm at Shirley Children’s Centre, 34 Lilac Gardens, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8NR.