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.
CASS (Carers Assessment and Support Service) event for carers of a person with a learning disability.
Ruxley Manor Day Trip
Where: Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, Sidcup, DA14 5BQ
When: Friday 15th November 2019
Meet at corner of College Road, CR9 1DX at 9.45 am.
(This is a 5 minute walk from Fairfield Halls, near the Croydon College entrance) The coach will be leaving promptly at 10.00 am.
Leaving Ruxley Manor at 3pm coach returning to College Rd.
Please note the journey time can take up to 1 hour and is subject to travel conditions such as traffic etc. Please bear this in mind if booking return transport.
Ruxley Garden Centre’s Christmas department will be open for decorations, gifts & festive food. They also have an ice rink with an all-weather cover!
The Mulberry Tree restaurant on-site offers delicious, freshly prepared meals including toasted sandwiches, stone baked pizzas, homemade cakes and chilled desserts. www.ruxley-manor.co.uk
Travel: Coach arranged by Croydon Mencap
Cost: £7 per person. The coach cost has been subsidised by Croydon Council CASS funding.
You are welcome to bring the person you care for and family / friends subject to availability. Carers will have priority for places if the event is over subscribed.
If you wish to join us, please contact us ASAP to ask for a booking form.
020 8684 5890
Closing date for applications is Friday 8th November, however places will be allocated on a first come first served basis so please book ASAP.
If you have booked a place and are then unable to attend please let us know as soon as you can.
The David Lean Cinema, in partnership with the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance, are organising a series of popular music films throughout 2019.
These Dementia Friendly screenings aim to make cinema more accessible by providing a fun and inclusive experience to enable people living with dementia, their families and carers to attend the cinema in a safe and welcoming environment.
The lights are left on low, there are no adverts or trailers and the audience is allowed to move around or even sing along to any musical numbers if they’d like to.
Admission is free for people with dementia and their carers. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available before the screening.
The dates and titles of the films are listed on the flyer. All but the last film’s performances will start at 11am, with refreshments available from 10.15am. The December pre-Christmas performance will start at 2.30pm, with refreshments available at 1.45pm.
For more information and to book please visit http://www.davidleancinema.org.uk/dementia-friendly-screenings/
Croydon Mencap is very proud to be part of the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance (CDAA)
which is an active partnership working to raise awareness about dementia and helping to
make Croydon a dementia friendly borough that is inclusive for people living with the condition.
Volunteering with Croydon Mencap
We have some exciting and rewarding roles available at our Leslie Park Activity Centre, a 10-minute walk from East Croydon Station, and our Monday Night Social Club in New Addington: