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  • Building friendships

    It’s been a real pleasure filming our recent videos for the Imagine if campaign and we hope that you enjoyed the latest one ‘Nothing like you Imagine’. Our Friday club members were absolutely brilliant and it was great to see Ella, Emily and Tom talk about what they like to do and lovely to see…

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  • Kate's Story

    Kate’s Story

    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, her daughter attends the Sibling Group and Kate goes to our PACES group, a group…

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  • 94% of Leeds Mencap families said that they have felt more isolated during Covid-19

    We know that COVID 19 has been challenging for many families across the country. The current pandemic has put them under incredible strain with many feeling overwhelmed, isolated and alone as much of the usual support around them disappeared overnight. We supported families from the start of the crisis in March to the end of…

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  • Leeds Mencap Services Update 4/11/20

    Leeds Mencap Services Update 4/11/20

    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 for current families. · Tuesday and Thursday Youth Clubs, Siblings Club and Friday Club will…

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  • Leeds Mencap are featured in New Digital Inclusion Video from ALaDDIN

    Leeds Mencap are featured in New Digital Inclusion Video from ALaDDIN

    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 contribute to this. The Autism & Learning Disability Digital Inclusion Network (‘ALaDDIN’) has been formed…

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  • Leeds Mencap Business Club

    Leeds Mencap Business Club

    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 Winston Solicitors have already joined the Leeds Mencap Business Club. Jonathan Marsden, Co-founder and CEO…

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  • Imagine If…

    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 a survey conducted by Leeds Mencap. The recent survey was of parents and carers that…

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  • Leeds Mencap Families – Lockdown Survey

    Leeds Mencap Families – Lockdown Survey

    We would like to find out how the families we support have found their time during lockdown and whether the support offered by Leeds Mencap has helped. We need to be able to give feedback to our funders to show whether the support we have given and their funding has made a difference to children,…

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  • Leeds Mencap are Recruiting Trustees

    Leeds Mencap are looking for four people who are passionate about improving the lives of children and young people with learning disabilities to join our Board of Trustees.  Like many charities we have been hit hard by the pandemic but have also found that new ways of working and greater collaboration give us the opportunity…

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