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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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