Barnet Mencap

Improving Support For Children and Adults

Barnet Mencap was established in 1965 and for over fifty years we have provided advice, information and support for people with learning disabilities and people with autism and their family carers. We provide a range of services, support and activities for children and adults.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1089388)

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Championed by The Hospital Saturday Fund


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


United Kingdom


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.


Our mission is that people with learning disabilities and autism should have an equal voice and be heard and valued. 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 awareness.

  • “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."

    — Barnet Mencap Service User

  • “It has opened up a whole new world of social and interactive activities and her confidence has improved so much”

    — Parent of Barnet Mencap Service User