Barnet Mencap

Barnet Mencap - Christmas Challenge 2020

Barnet Mencap is a leading charity, offering a range of support and events for children and adults with learning disabilitIes or autism, and their families, who live in the London Borough of Barnet. We campaign on behalf of people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1089388)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Donations

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  • “She started there in 1998, when we came into the borough, and they've done wonders for her. Her social life, everything she's learnt, she's learnt by (Barnet) Mencap. She's got herself in a state many a time, but Mencap have been there to get her out of it all."

    — Carer of an adult with learning disabilities

  • “I don't know what I'd do if I didn't sign up with them (Barnet Mencap). Everybody's friendly, and they do things for us. They help us. If we've got any things we need to talk about, we can talk to them."

    — Service User

Situation

Children and adults with learning disabilities and autism continue to face significant barriers to their full and equal participation in society. Poverty, discrimination, social isolation and health inequalities are common and enduring features of their lives. Barnet Mencap’s services are provided to increase opportunities for people, support them to develop skills and, through advice and information, to enable them to live as independently with as much control as possible.

Solution

Barnet Mencap provides services and support for children and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism. These services include parenting programmes, advice and information for parent carers, short breaks for children and adults and a leisure and learning project. We provide advice, information, support, housing and outreach for adults and also work to increase public awareness and understanding of the problems and abilities of people with learning disabilities and their families.