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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.





Leisure Link


Leisure Link is a group of people who meet to share information about leisure activities for people with learning disabilities in Croydon. Leisure Link meetings take place once every two months. Everyone is welcome to come along to the meetings.

Please see Leisure Link Newsletter, below…




New Chief Executive for Croydon Mencap

Having completed two years as our Chief Executive, Ray Hautot decided to move on to pastures new and left at the end of March. We wish him all the best for the future.

We are very pleased to be able to let you know that we have appointed a new CEO for Croydon Mencap, Alan Avis, who will be joining us in October. Alan has considerable experience of working in the field of learning disability and of the charity sector. We look forward to welcoming Alan to lead us forward in further developing and improving our services in Croydon.


Bogus Telephone Calls

Recently we became aware that one of the carers we support had received a bogus phone call. The caller mentioned “Mencap” and wanted the carer to give money. Fortunately on this occasion, the carer became suspicious and did not continue with the call.

We would like to remind you that Croydon Mencap will NEVER phone any of its members, asking them to donate money. We have also checked with Royal Mencap and again, they have assured us that they would not call someone to ask for money.

So, just a reminder to be on your guard against bogus phone calls. Never give your bank details to anyone over the phone. Never ring a number given to you by a suspicious caller – sometimes fraudsters will ask people to call another number in order to check their identity – and then stay on the line themselves. It is best to end the call and make further enquiries to find out if people are who they say they are.

If you ever have any concerns about something like this please ring us. We are here to support you.


Mrs Margaret Binge

Croydon Mencap is very sorry to learn that Margaret Binge, wife of the late David Binge, has passed away. Margaret was a supporter of Croydon Mencap for many years and regularly worked as a volunteer in our charity shop. The funeral is at 12 pm on Tuesday 12th July at Beckenham Crematorium.

We send our sympathies to Margaret’s family.



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Portland House
678 London Road
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