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Greenacre Pre-School’s amazing donation!

  • 8th August 2022
We would like to say a massive thank you to Greenacre pre-school, with the sad closure of Greenacre pre-school, they have decided to kindly donate their remaining £15,259.28 to Leeds Mencap.  We spoke to the lovely Julie and Clare who... Read More...

Stay Cool This Summer!

  • 19th July 2022
Tips and activities for children with learning disabilities to stay cool in the summer: With high temperatures and humidity in summer it is easy to overheat, especially in a heatwave. Signs of this include dizziness, vomiting and fainting. If you... Read More...

Gracie’s Story

  • 23rd June 2022
Monday the 20th of June marks the start of Learning Disability Week 2022. Here at Leeds Mencap, supporting young people with learning disabilities and their families to be included and to achieve what they want out of life is at... Read More...

Inclusive Summer Events Calendar (UPDATED 29/07)

  • 17th June 2022
It's Learning Disability Week! This year National Mencap are highlighting how people with a learning disability are reconnecting with their friends and their communities. Now the sun is finally starting to shine, we've compiled a list of inclusive and accessible... Read More...

Jubilee Celebrations!

  • 1st June 2022
Ahead of the Jubilee this weekend we have had lots of celebrations here at Leeds Mencap. Last week we threw a jubilee party for our nursery. This party was kindly funded by a generous grant from The ASDA Foundation. Over... Read More...

My Time at Leeds Mencap- Mason

  • 31st May 2022
I applied to volunteer at Leeds Mencap because it is a great charity doing valuable work within the community, the cause is something that is close to me as I have spent a lot of time around children with learning... Read More...

Jimbo’s Fund

  • 26th May 2022
We want to say a massive thank you to our ongoing supporter Jimbo's Fund at Leeds Community Foundation for their support during Covid-19 last year, which has been a difficult year for everyone. Their generous donation has funded Becky, a... Read More...

Winston Solicitors Annual Quiz

  • 26th May 2022
Hopefully you have all seen on our social media that May saw the return of the Winston Solicitors annual quiz and auction in aid of Leeds Mencap. Unfortunately Covid had prevented the quiz from running for the last two years,... Read More...

The power of karate!

  • 6th May 2022
At Leeds Mencap, we strive to provide a range of opportunities for children and young people with learning disabilities to try new skills in a safe and welcoming environment. With support from Sport England, we recently delivered a range of... Read More...

Ted’s Travels

  • 25th April 2022
Last week we were joined by a very special guest at The Vinery Centre. Ted the teddy bear from Royal Mencap visited us on the first stop of his UK tour. Here’s a summary from Ted himself about all the... Read More...

Easter Raffle

  • 1st April 2022
This Easter we are excited to be hosting an Easter raffle, where you could win fantastic prizes such as Luxury Easter eggs, chocolate and toy hampers and many more Easter goodies! Prizes will be drawn on the 13th April at... Read More...

Hello Spring!

  • 25th March 2022
Spring has officially sprung! The days are getting sunnier and the flowers are coming out. Here at Leeds Mencap we welcome the longer, warmer days! Spring Activities at Leeds Mencap Nursery have been embracing the start of spring with a... Read More...

Charity of the Year Partnership with Hagen Wolf!

  • 28th February 2022
We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the first ever Charity of The Year for the brilliant Hägen Wolf. Hägen Wolf is a boutique law firm based in Leeds and London, specialising exclusively in property litigation.... Read More...

Tips for supporting your child if they have a sibling with additional needs.

  • 7th January 2022
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.... Read More...

Joyce Fieldhouse – Founder Member and Honorary President of Leeds Mencap 1953 – 2021

  • 17th December 2021
We 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... Read More...

Winter Well-being Accessible Walks

  • 6th December 2021
Following from our well-being weekend messages on social media- we want to continue to provide some tips on how you can look after your well-being this winter. If the weather isn't too miserable then we encourage you to try and... Read More...

“No one day is the same”

  • 22nd November 2021
Here at Leeds Mencap we run play schemes, for children aged 4-18 years old during the school holidays. Our play schemes are all about having fun, trying new experiences and spending quality time with friends. Importantly, they also help children... Read More...

Merry Quizmas!

  • 8th November 2021
                                                                            We are so excited to announce that we are hosting our first Christmas quiz in partnership with the wonderful Headrow House this December. It will be a great evening for people to come together and kick off their Christmas... Read More...

Christmas Raffle

  • 5th November 2021
We are excited to host a raffle this Christmas, with all proceeds supporting children and young people with learning disabilities in Leeds. Check out the fantastic prizes: 1st- A family activity bundle (£60 Vue Cinema Voucher, 4 lazerzone passes and... Read More...

Digital Fundraising

  • 28th October 2021
Digital fundraising has become one of the most popular and effective ways for people to support the causes they care about most. With Covid-19 keeping us all stuck indoors and unable to fundraise in the traditional ways, such as by... Read More...

Brandon’s Story

  • 15th October 2021
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,... Read More...

Meet our new staff members!

  • 1st October 2021
It has been a busy few months here at Leeds Mencap. We are well and truly back up and running after Covid-19 and are delighted to have expanded our team. Here are our brilliant new team members: Ruth Watson- Family... Read More...

Summer Fair 2021 Thank You!

  • 17th September 2021
Recently we had our Leeds Mencap 2021 Summer Fair. As we are sure is the same for many of you, Covid-19 unfortunately put a stop to a lot of our plans and prevented us from being able to engage with... Read More...

Summer Fair 2021

  • 16th August 2021
As COVID-19 restrictions are easing up we are hosting an inclusive, family friendly summer fair. We would love to see you there! When? -Wednesday 1st September from 11:30-3:00 Where?– The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, LS9 9LU Activities may include: Carnival... Read More...

Generous support from West Riding Masonic Charities

  • 4th August 2021
Recently we received a generous grant of £4,960 from the the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund, part of West Riding Masonic Charities Ltd, supported by the Lodge of Dawn. This grant will go towards purchasing specialist and sensory equipment for our... Read More...

Important notice to our service users and visitors to the Vinery Centre regarding Covid-19 restrictions

  • 16th July 2021
On Monday 12th July the government announced that from July 19th 2021 we would move to Step 4 of the roadmap which includes the removal of a number of restrictions as legal requirements.  We have reviewed the guidance and, whilst... Read More...

Stowe Family Law supports Leeds Mencap’s Business Club

  • 16th April 2021
Stowe Family Law have joined the Leeds Mencap Business Club, an initiative from Leeds Mencap, offering businesses the opportunity to make new connections, receive marketing benefits, whilst supporting this fantastic local charity. Cath Lee, CEO at Leeds Mencap says ‘We... Read More...

Willmott Dixon Interiors show eggscellent support for Leeds Mencap this Easter

  • 31st March 2021
Leeds Mencap have received a delicious donation this Easter, as their partners at local construction company Willmott Dixon Interiors, specialists in interior fit out and refurbishment, have worked with their suppliers to deliver over 400 Easter eggs to support the... Read More...

It has never been so important to be there for our children and their families

  • 11th February 2021
I am Becky, the Deputy Manager of Jimbo’s community nursery which is based in the Vinery Centre. On a day to day basis I support the nursery manager with the general running of the nursery and also oversee our Preschool... Read More...

There is no such thing as a ‘typical day’ at our clubs and playschemes!

  • 28th January 2021
I’m Dana, the Clubs and Playschemes Coordinator at Leeds Mencap. I started at Leeds Mencap as a volunteer on our playschemes, before getting a job, first on the playschemes, then at one of our youth clubs too, before getting my... Read More...

Leeds Mencap Will Week – 15th to the 19th March

  • 27th January 2021
You’re never too young or too old to make a Will, and the process is often a lot easier than you’d think. We are partnering with Oakwood Solicitors in Leeds again this March, to give you the chance to make or... Read More...

Update on the centre

  • 15th January 2021
Due to the freezing temperatures overnight and forecast for the rest of today, we have taken the decision to close our centre today.  We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.  Please take care if you do have to make a... Read More...

Why Makaton is so fantastic

  • 3rd December 2020
If you’ve not come across Makaton before it’s fantastic. And this is why… Makaton is a form of sign language that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable children, young people and adults to communicate. Makaton is similar to British... Read More...

The Great Big Leeds Mencap Singalong

  • 2nd December 2020
Leeds Mencap are appealing to businesses, families, schools and individuals to all learn ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ using Makaton signs to raise funds for Leeds Mencap this Christmas as part of their Imagine If campaign. An awareness and... Read More...

Kate’s Story

  • 11th November 2020
We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has been really tough on families with children with learning disabilities, read Kate’s story where she talks more about how her family have been coping. Kate’s two sons go to Leeds Mencap’s Youth Clubs,... Read More...

Leeds Mencap Services Update 4/11/20

  • 4th November 2020
Based on the guidance that is currently available from the Government about the restrictions that are likely to come into force on 5th November we have taken the following decisions about services: · Hawthorn playroom sessions will continue to run... Read More...

Leeds Mencap are featured in New Digital Inclusion Video from ALaDDIN

  • 22nd October 2020
Learning disability and autism services from across Leeds have joined together to promote digital inclusion, and have released a new video showcasing the opportunities for people to interact online in all sorts of creative ways, Leeds Mencap were delighted to... Read More...

Leeds Mencap Business Club

  • 9th October 2020
Leeds Mencap launches new initiative for businesses in Leeds Leeds Mencap has launched a new initiative offering businesses the opportunity to make new connections through networking, plus receive marketing benefits, whilst supporting the charity. Founding members The Technology Group and... Read More...

Imagine If…

  • 7th October 2020
94% of Leeds Mencap families said that they have felt more isolated during Covid-19 77% of families supporting children with learning disabilities have experienced increased anxiety and 94% have felt more isolated than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic according to... Read More...
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