Croydon Mencap was set up by local parents in 1952.

Since then we have increased our activities in response to local need.

We work with 

  • adults with learning disabilities
  • children with any disabilities and additional needs (up to age 25)
  • parent carers
  • and their families

within the London Borough of Croydon.

We provide advice, information, and support, through a range of projects and services.

We also lobby and campaign to make life better for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.


We are a charity

We are a charitable voluntary organisation and registered charity run by a board of voluntary trustees/directors.

The Board is an elected body and 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.

Although affiliated to Royal Mencap in its overall aims, Croydon Mencap does not receive any financial or infrastructure support from the national body.


How we are funded

We are an independent registered charity and company in our own right and raise our own funds.

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 and grant funding.

In addition, we raise income through

  • charitable donations
  • membership fees
  • some activity fees
  • fundraising events