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June Newsletter

  • 18th June 2020
June NewsletterWe hope that you are all keeping well. This week is Learning Disability Week, we have details of how you can get involved and support Leeds Mencap, we have some news to update you on and more resources to share... Read More...

Learning Disability Week

  • 17th June 2020
Learning Disability Week is from 15-21 June 2020. The theme this year is the importance of friendships. During lockdown, you might not have been able to see and spend time with your friends. We would love to see you photos... Read More...

My experience with the Siblings group

  • 17th June 2020
Hello, my name is Molly, I’m 14 years old and I have been coming to the Siblings Group at Leeds Mencap since I was 8 years old. The reason I attend the group is because I have a sister who... Read More...

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR SERVICE USERS: Leeds Mencap services and COVID-19

  • 16th June 2020
Please see details about Leeds Mencap services and COVID-19.  1st June 2020 On 28th May the government announced measures to ease the lock down measures that have been in place since March.  These measures have only permitted more contact between... Read More...

Grace, parent of Molly

  • 17th May 2020
Grace, parent of Molly Before we came to Hawthorn, I was constantly anxious and stressed about ensuring I supported and encouraged Molly’s development on a daily basis. At Hawthorn, not only is Molly able to thrive with experienced staff who... Read More...

My Time in Lockdown

  • 7th May 2020
My Time in Lockdown - By Kai from Leeds Mencap’s Friday Club When Boris Johnston said on the TV that schools were to close, and lots of business too, which meant that I had to stay at home with my... Read More...

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR SERVICE USERS: Leeds Mencap services and COVID-19

  • 18th March 2020
Following the guidance issued by the government on 16th March, we have decided to close all our services for children and young people from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.  We will also not be running our playschemes during... Read More...

Services for children and young people 2020

  • 27th February 2020
Little Hiccups We offer a safe environment with a soft play and sensory room along with sensory toys suitable for all needs. It is a relaxing atmosphere where your child will be allowed to play and discover the world at... Read More...

Friday Club – Jim and Emily’s story

  • 26th February 2020
Emily was born with a rare brain disorder which affects her eyesight and coordination.  She also has a learning disability and this meant that growing up she needed extra support at school and home.  She found it difficult to access... Read More...

Make your birthday even more meaningful

  • 4th February 2020
Will you set up a birthday fundraiser on Facebook for Leeds Mencap? It's a really easy way to show your support and raise important donations to help children and families in Leeds. How to set up your birthday fundraiser 1)... Read More...

Would you run for charity?

  • 8th November 2019
Tom Metcalfe tells us about his experience running the Yorkshire Marathon for Leeds Mencap. In recent years, there has been a massive increase in people running in general which has had a knock on impact for those choosing to run... Read More...

A video is worth a thousand words…….

  • 30th September 2019
Hear directly from some of the families we support - in our Hawthorn Specialist Playroom and Thursday Club Watch this video to hear about Grace's experience with her daughter Molly - in Hawthorn, our specialist playroom for children aged 0-3 with... Read More...

We’re looking for Fundraising Volunteers

  • 25th September 2019
Leeds Mencap is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can help us raise more funds, engage more people in the community and create awareness of Leeds Mencap across Leeds. This exciting role is varied and you’ll get the opportunity to learn about... Read More...

Makaton Level 3 Workshop – Friday 15th and Monday 18th November

  • 5th September 2019
Suitable for anyone who has already completed a Makaton Foundation or beginners' course. Certified Makaton Tutor Andy McLoughlin is running a two-day Makaton Level 3 Workshop at The Vinery Centre in November, covering the signs and symbols from the Makaton... Read More...

Makaton Foundation Course: new dates announced

  • 5th September 2019
Certified Makaton Tutor Andy McLoughlin is running another two-day Makaton Foundation level course on Friday 27th September and Monday 30th September. For those who have experienced the frustration of being unable to communicate meaningfully or effectively, Makaton really can help.... Read More...

Makaton Foundation Course

  • 6th August 2019
Certified Makaton Tutor Andy McLoughlin is running a two day Makaton Foundation level course on Friday 30th August and Monday 2nd September. For more details please see below. For those who have experienced the frustration of being unable to communicate... Read More...

Our long lasting relationship with Asda

  • 6th August 2019
Sarah from Killingbeck Asda tells us about the support they've given to Leeds Mencap over the last couple of years and the support they've provided for us. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Leeds Mencap not long after... Read More...

Winston Solicitors score a Hat-trick with latest charity win

  • 2nd August 2019
Roundhay-based law firm, Winston Solicitors LLP, has won the Leeds Mencap Accumulator Challenge for the third time in five years. Team Winston Solicitors, the defending champions, beat off stiff competition this year from fellow legal eagles, Mills & Reeve, and... Read More...

Kai’s Story

  • 27th May 2019
Kai attends our Thursday Club, which is a social group for 14-18 year-olds with learning disabilities. Learn more about him and his story below. My name is Kai. I am 17 years old and I go to a local SILC... Read More...

How Hawthorn Specialist Playroom made such a difference to Dawn and Eloise

  • 21st May 2019
One mum’s story of adapting to the “new world” that having a child with learning disability can bring, and the invaluable support her family received that needs more funding Leeds Mencap provides support through the Hawthorn Specialist playroom at The... Read More...

Jess and Harvey’s story

  • 9th May 2019
For many families, Leeds Mencap provides a place of reassurance - somewhere to visit, relax and gain professional support, advice and practical help for the whole family, long term. We explore the story of Jess and how our services were... Read More...

Places available in Jimbo’s Holiday Club, at Leeds Mencap

  • 8th May 2019
We currently have places available in our Holiday Club for children aged 4 to 11. The next holiday club is running during May half term from Tuesday 28th May to Friday 31st May Our holiday club is packed with interesting... Read More...

Featured: Hannah and Annette’s story, Tuesday Youth Club

  • 8th May 2019
Hannah has been a member of Tuesday Youth Club since March 2017. Hannah’s mum, Annette shares their story and how it has had a big impact for both of them. Hannah’s overall well-being has improved since joining the youth club.... Read More...

Lora, Ben and Phoenix’s story

  • 6th May 2019
Phoenix was welcomed into the world by Lora and Ben in 2016. He was born 10 weeks premature and was diagnosed with Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), which then led to a diagnosis of Cerebal Palsy and learning disabilities. Phoenix has trouble... Read More...
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