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One of the most important things that we offer at Leeds Mencap are our youth clubs. We offer our youth clubs to a range of ages and they provide the children with the important opportunity to socialise with their peers, who also understand what it is like to live with a learning disability. Not only do our youth clubs support the children, they also allow their families to have some much needed downtime.
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Tips for supporting your child if they have a sibling with additional needs.Being a parent to a disabled child comes with lots of additional responsibility, stresses, joys and challenges. This affects the whole family – and here are our tips for supporting a young person who has a sibling with additional needs. · Encourage your child to ask for attention when they… Read more
Joyce Fieldhouse – Founder Member and Honorary President of Leeds Mencap 1953 – 2021We would like to commemorate and celebrate the life and contribution of Joyce Fieldhouse who died on 1st December 2021. Joyce was one of a group of parents of children with learning disabilities or autism who set Leeds Mencap up back in 1953 when there was very little support available… Read more