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.
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: