Inclusion London, Transport for All and the Alliance for Inclusive Education have put together, in consultation with their members and Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations, a “Disabled People’s Challenge to the next Mayor of London” manifesto. A pdf and word version of the manifesto are available to download here
Bromley Mencap’s latest Bulletin is out now, click here. Read about our successful cookery course, our expanding Day Opportunities programme, our new Jobmatch Manager, the latest disability news and why not book a Sky Dive!
Mastermind Business Network are holding a charity golf day on Thursday 24th March at Farleigh Golf Club, Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, Surrey CR6 9PE to raise money for Bromley Mencap. The package costs £45 and includes the following – 9.30am meet for drinks and breakfast rolls, 10am Golf – 18 holes around the course at Farleigh’s and, following the golf, there is lunch and drink at the Club House. And all for £45! To register your interest please contact email@example.com
Since writing the original report and making recommendations following the abuses revealed by the Winterbourne View scandal, Sir Stephen Bubb has published a report calling for the creation of a learning disability commissioner. The full report Time for change: The challenge ahead can be read here
Bromley Mencap is recruiting a SEN Independent Support Worker. Part-time 21 hours/week £25,000 (£14,189 pro rata) plus 3% pension. Full details click here
Rotaract Club Fish ‘N’ Quiz – 19th March
The Rotaract Club of Bromley invite you to attend their annual Fish’n’Quiz! Bring your friends and family along to this quirky quiz on 19th March, 6.30pm, atBromley Parish Church Hall, to raise money for Bromley Mencap. Tickets cost £12 and include an evening of entertainment as well as supper of fish and chips and a drink! The Rotaract Fish’n’Quiz promises to be an entertaining, and tasty, evening so grab your friends and get your tickets online before 18th of March at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/fishnquiz Come on your own or as a team of up to 8 people.
Our first issue of Bulletin for 2016 is out now, click here. Read about our 3 new services, our fun Christmas activities, our new dates for Day Opportunities and a successful few months of community fundraising!
Are you a parent/carer of a child with SEN? Are you a young person aged 16+ with SEN? Are you confused about the Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) process?
Then Bromley Mencap’s Independent Support Service drop-ins can help. More details here
Bromley Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum received over 500 toys for distribution to its member organisations from The Widows Sons South East, a masonic bikers association on 12th December. Over 30 bikers, dressed in Santa Suits, roared up to Bromley & Downham Youth Club to deliver toys for needy children and young people across Bromley Borough.
Judy Kimmins, the Forum’s Development Officer, said that they welcomed the opportunity to support their member organisations and it was amazing to see the amount of toys donated. Seven member groups attended the event including Bromley Mencap, Bromley Women’s Aid, Crystal Palace Community Development Trust, CASPA, Young Carers, Bromley Gypsy Traveller Project, St Edward’s Mottingham and Bromley & Downham Youth Club. Cash donations were also received and these were used to purchase toys from Argos in the Mall, Bromley. Argos kindly donated further toys. The appeal was launched through the major masonic halls in Kent to collect toys via donations in wheelie bins. The bikers loaded the toys in a van at Oakley House in Bromley and were greeted by the Grand Master before departing for Bromley & Downham Youth Club.
Thank you to Bromley & Downham Youth Club for hosting the event and providing tea and coffee for the bikers.
Jenni Saysell is running the London Marathon on 24 April for Bromley Mencap and Umbrella (Derby & Derbyshire). Please help Jenni reach her fundraising target of £1,500 by sponsoring her here http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JenniSaysell