Support Us

Why support our children and families?

From our learning disability support groups, to our assistance on a family level, we couldn’t do it without you. For more than 60 years, we’ve ensured your donations help to improve the life experiences of people with learning disabilities across the Leeds area and each contribution really does make a difference. Help us continue to change lives and donate today, or find out how you can support us

The people you help support

  • Jim and Emily

    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 social activities because of a lack of support for individuals with additional needs.

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  • Grace and Molly

    Before we came to Leeds Mencap, I was constantly anxious and stressed about ensuring I supported and encouraged Molly’s development on a daily basis.

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  • Molly- My Experience with the Siblings group

    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.

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Our Impact

On average we have over 2,500 attendees to our centre every year. In a year we help over 200 families and in addition over 400 children to have full and active lives. We want to do even more.

Our reports have shown on average each year we have reduced isolation for over 370 individuals, improved employability for over 100 adults with learning disabilities and improved health and wellbeing for over 200 individuals.

We have been doing this for 60 years for the communities of Leeds and we need people like you to help us to continue to do this.

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