Part of our mission is to promote the well-being and development of disabled people of all ages in all areas of their lives; and to support their families in supporting them. Since 2008, we have been providing outdoors activities, keep fit, exercise, sporting and leisure opportunities for people with disabilities in the London Borough of Bromley, which have proved to be very successful.
Our Outdoor Activities Club members have enjoyed trips to Kew Gardens every year and really enjoyed it. Each year we need to raise funds for the trip through community fundraising. We will need £560 for the coach costs and £40 for discounted entrance fee for our group. This appeal will help us fund a coach trip to Kew Gardens for our Outdoor Activities Club this year.
Please take a look at the details in the link below and see how you can help change lives for the better! https://localgiving.org/outdoorclub
Bromley Mencap’s summer issue of Bulletin is out now. Read about our tennis event to mark Learning Disability Week, the borough’s easy read questionnaire to get your views on the new Learning Disability Strategy, our new Day Opportunities Programme, free cycling courses, our late summer ‘Music from the Movies’ concert event and all the local and national disability news! You can read all this and more here
Mutual Carers Support Worker
Hours: 25 hours per week
Salary: £17,641 (FTE £26,643) + 3% pension
Bromley Well is commissioned by the London Borough of Bromley and Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver services for local people to help them maintain both their physical and mental health as well as their independence and employment opportunities.
You will provide support and activities for mutual carers who would benefit from early intervention and preventative support. As the Mutual Carers Support Worker you will provide outreach support for an ongoing caseload of 30 families where a person with a disability, long term health condition or mental health issue is living at home with elderly parents or other relatives and each is caring for, and therefore dependant on the other to enable them to continue living independently in the community.
You will provide one-to-one support and facilitate peer support groups, workshops and training sessions focussing on improved health, resilience and independence.
For more information about the role and how to apply click here
New Cycling Project
Bromley Mencap has been awarded funding from Cycling Grants London for our new project ‘Bromley Disability Cycling’. The project will provide individual and group cycling training sessions for disabled people and their families to help improve their health and well-being. It will also deliver 8-week cycling and bike maintenance courses for families. The project will use reconditioned bikes which our students have worked on in our community hub. The cycling project will benefit from the one mile cycling track at Norman Park. Join up now! More details here
SEND Matters Live – Transition
Thursday 27th June is the next SEND Matters Live event where parents/carers are encouraged to ask questions to a panel of leaders across the local area – all questions and answers are recorded on the Local Offer and Bromley Parent Voice websites for those that are unable to make the session. This month’s theme is Transition. Full details here