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.
‘Just for Us’ Disco 7.30pm -10.30pm, Croydon Vision, Bedford Hall on the 7th April 2017
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Please see the invitation and programme below for the next Croydon Adult Social Services User Panel (CASSUP) ‘Talking About Adult Social Care’ event on 9th March.
The focus of the event will be changes to Advocacy services in Croydon.
This is a free information event for people who use Adult Social Services and their carers.
Details of how to book are on the attached flyer…
There is only just over a week to go until the next Croydon Big Talk Day on:
‘Where to go to get Help in Croydon’
We will help people to share ideas and learn about where to go when you have, for example, a safety need, a health issue, a need for advice or to get information. Where do you go? By doing this, we would hope that, over time, people would be able to be more confident and more independent as they would not be as reliant on support workers or family carers.
We will also be looking back at Big Talk videos in the afternoon, reminding ourselves of what we have learnt and celebrating the success of the Big Talk events.
Please see the easy-read poster (below) for more details.
Please talk to people you support about this great opportunity to extend their knowledge and if they would like to attend, complete and return the application to come along to the event. As always we hope the event will be enjoyable, informative and inclusive, with lots of opportunities for people to talk about what’s important to them.
Please fill in the booking form (below) and send it to Croydon People First at the address on the bottom of the form. To get a good mix of people at the event, there will be a maximum of six places from each house or day service available (plus support workers). There will be a maximum of 60 places at the event, so please apply as soon as you can as the places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. You will be contacted to confirm that you have a place, so please do not attend the event unless you receive this confirmation.
A free lunch will be provided.
The event is jointly organised by the Croydon Learning Disability Commissioning Team and Croydon People First.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Andrew Slegg on
0208 239 4393 or on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don’t miss out on these enjoyable and informative events.
We look forward to hearing from you
Person-Centred Planning Co-ordinator
Leisure Link is a group of people who meet to share information about leisure activities for people with learning disabilities in Croydon. Meetings take place once every two months and everyone is welcome to come along.
Please see Leisure Link Newsletter below ….
Look out for front page details of this Friday’s Sports Inclusion Day It’s not too late to register and remember, it’s FREE…
Also the next fantastic Club Soda at the Bad Apple Nightclub will be on Monday 13th March – details on the back page.
Opportunity to work at our Saturday Club
Support Worker post
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 Saturday Club. 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 offers opportunities for leisure activities for up to 18 adults with learning disabilities and will operate on two Saturdays a month throughout the year.
Deadline for Applications – noon on Monday 13 March 2017
Interviews – Saturday 8 April 2017
Please email your completed application form to Helen@croydonmencap.org.uk
Or send to:
678 London Road,
Please see below for information and details on how to join…