Bromley Mencap’s latest Bulletin newsletter is now available. Read about our CQC inspection, new family support service for children and young people with social and communication needs, our new contract with Bromley College to support disabled students into employment, the fab beetroot cake made from produce at our allotment, fun with snakes, our Keep Fit award evening, our amazing skydivers, a sausage BBQ with Homebase and much, much more! Click here
Bromley Mencap Quiz Night
Our annual Quiz Night is back! It will be held at St George’s Church Hall, Bickley Park Road, BR1 2BE at 7.30pm on Saturday 8th October. Book for teams of 6 – 8 people. Tickets cost £5 each and bring your own drinks and nibbles. There is a prize for the best dressed table so get your creative side thinking too.
New Service for Parent/Carers of Children and Young People with Social and Communication Difficulties and Autism
New Drop In Service For Parent/Carers of Children and Young People With Autistic Spectrum Condition or Social and Communication Difficulties
Are you a parent/carer of a child with a social and communication disorder or Autism diagnosed or undiagnosed? Would you like to meet with a support worker for an informal chat? Click here for information of our new ‘drop-in service’
Bromley Mencap has received £17,052 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The funding boost from People’s Postcode Trust will enable Bromley Mencap to pay for both capital and revenue costs of our new social enterprise at the Lodge in Norman Park.
Eddie Lynch, Chief Executive, of Bromley Mencap said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this funding from the People’s Postcode Trust. The money will help us greatly towards developing our new social enterprise at the Lodge in Norman Park and set up a bike recycling scheme, a horticulture project and open a café kiosk. The 3 businesses will provide training, volunteering and employment opportunities for disabled people in the local community.”
When you sign up to play People’s Postcode Lottery, your postcode is your ticket. A minimum of 30% goes directly to charities across Great Britain and internationally. It costs £10 for 10 draws paid monthly in advance.
Did you know that the Paralympics exclude people with a learning disability from over three quarters of sports? Out of 23 sports at the Summer Paralympic games, athletes with a learning disability can only compete in 3; athletics, swimming and table tennis. There are 264 athletes going to Rio 2016 as part of Paralympics Team GB. Only 7 of them have a learning disability. That’s 3%. Mencap is calling on the International Paralympic Committee to bring about greater equality and give athletes with a learning disability the support and opportunities they deserve. Sign the petition here
Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group and partners are undertaking a Co-production programme to design the future of emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Bromley. Co-production means that we want to design and shape the future service provision in equal partnership with the children and young people involved, and our first step in doing this is to gather insight from them about what supports their wellbeing and why. Click here for the questionnaire, closing date 31st August 2016
Bromley Mencap is recruiting for a new Family Support Worker for Children and Young People with Social and Communication Needs. Full details here
Bromley Mencap is delighted to have been awarded a 3-year contract from Bromley Council to deliver a new family support service for children and young people with social and communication needs. Click here to read the joint statement from Bromley Mencap and Burgess Autistic Trust.
Bromley Mencap’s packed summer edition of Bulletin is now available here . Read about our new PA Agency, another Jobmatch success, book in for our range of summer activities, the latest local and national disability news and our Bike Ride which was held during Learning Disability Week!
Launch of a NEW Specialist PA Agency
As a direct response to requests from our members, Bromley Mencap is opening a specialist Personal Assistant (PA) Agency, to provide support to people with learning and physical disabilities. This service is to enable disabled people to get out and about in their local communities and access day opportunities.
We have 20 highly professional Personal Assistants/Support Workers experienced in supporting people with disabilities who have completed:-
- Bromley Mencap’s comprehensive Induction Programme
- the Care Certificate – a CQC requirement for all PAs
- Enhanced DBS checks
- and are covered by Bromley Mencap’s Employee Insurance.
PAs/Support Workers can provide support:-
- to go to day opportunities
- at day services
- to access the local community
- to assist with budgeting/shopping
- to access leisure/learning opportunities
PAs are available to work flexible hours, full-time and part-time, at weekends and during holiday periods.