Croydon Mencap is managed by a voluntary Board of Trustees who meet every 6-8 weeks.
The Board is an elected body and it oversees the work of the organisation. The Chief Executive Officer, CEO, is appointed by the Board and is responsible to the Board. The CEO is responsible for managing the day to day operational activities of the organisation and is the Company Secretary.
Croydon Mencap relies on a variety of income streams including a significant number of Service Level Agreements and grants from the Council alongside charitable trust funding and funds from the Lottery. In addition it raises income through fundraising events and benefits from donations made in a various ways. Also it generates income from fees and ticket sales.
A number of volunteers support the organisation including those who sit on the Board.
Although affiliated to National Mencap in its overall aims Croydon Mencap does not receive any financial or infrastructure support from the national body. It is an independent registered charity and company in its own right and raises its own funds.
Over the years, since 1952, it has increased its activities in response to local need.
In the last few years this has included a day activity project and support for parent-carers.