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Lambeth Mencap support adults with learning disabilities who are aged 18+

We were established by parents of children with learning disabilities in 1953 as a campaigning organisation and in the early 90’s we became a service provider.

We work in South London providing a range of care, support and leisure services to people.

Some of our services are paid for via funding from local government and grants, however, much of what we do such as our activity programmes, holidays and social clubs no longer attract public funding. It is these activities that enable our service users to be a part of their communities and we currently have in the region of 350 people on our mailing list for these kind of activities.

As an organisation we are looking for support in many ways, including:

  • People who are interested in becoming trustees.
  • Donations of office equipment.
  • Sponsorship - this year our big event is the Virgin Team Triathlon 2012 in which we have 5 teams!
  • Funding for specific projects, our computer club, our multi activity centre etc
  • Donations for raffles etc.
  • One off donations!
  • People who may be interested in volunteering for us.
  • Anyone willing to run the London Marathon, do a Sky Dive etc etc!!

 

If you'd like to pop by and meet us you can, or you can join us and become a member!

Contact information:

www.lambethmencap.org.uk

call us on 0208 655 7711

A recent press release from Lambeth Mencap:

" A Lambeth Mencap computer training programme helped a man with learning disabilities finding a long-lost photograph of his grandfather on Ebay.

Colin, who is 65 and from Streatham Common, was interested in learning more about his grandfather who was in the Grenadier Guard.

Colin attended a Lambeth Mencap computer project, funded by Awards for All, where he was taught computer skills using an iPad. During one of these sessions he expressed an interest in researching his grandfather, but all he had was his name and an article about him from 1892.

Colin’s support worker helped him to search the internet and they found another copy of the article on a website about the Grenadier Guards, and one, containing a photo, for sale on Ebay.

The support worker helped Colin to buy the article which he then gave to his sister as a present.

Colin’s carer said: “Colin was very happy and excited during the session. He was delighted to find the picture of his grandfather.

Lambeth Mencap’s computer project saw support workers visiting people with learning disabilities in their homes, and other convenient locations, to bring the World Wide Web to them.

The project aimed to teach the service users how to use computers to communicate with their friends and families, to find out information about their interests, and to use and learn new skills.

They used iPads as they do not require keyboard skills and apps can be accessed in a range of ways, including by touch. "