About us / how we are run


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 additional needs
  • their families
  • and carers

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 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.

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

Croydon Mencap
Portland House
678 London Road
Thornton Heath

telephone 020 8684 5890
email info@croydonmencap.org.uk

Company Registered no. 3628599
Registered Charity no. 1073063