Vacancy at Bromley Mencap

Vacancy at Bromley Mencap

Information and Support Officer (Physical Disabilities)
Salary:            pro rata £27,459 + 3% pension
Hours:            26 hours per week

Bromley Well is commissioned by the London Borough of Bromley and South East London Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver services for local people to help them maintain both their physical and mental health, their independence and also provide training and employment opportunities. The service will provide support and activities for individuals with a physical disability who would benefit from early intervention and preventative support.  The service will facilitate peer support and deliver monthly workshops and drop-ins. It will ensure that people with physical disabilities are involved in the development of the service and made aware of any changes to service provision.

We are looking for someone who will provide relevant and accurate information, support, guidance and signposting including both one-to-one and group support for people with complex issues.
For more information about the role and how to apply click here

The Life Long Story

The Life Long Story

Will is a young person aged 19 with mild cerebral palsy who is being supported on our Pathways to Employment programme to find employment or educational opportunities.

Will is a very talented writer who writes beautiful in-depth stories to help him manage his feelings and think about other people’s perspectives.

He would like to share his story and technique to help others who have had similar experiences.

Will says, “For people with disabilities, anxiety, depression etc, we can struggle trying to find ourselves. How can we support ourselves better and believe in our abilities even though we’re told so many times? I have created characters for myself and ones of emotion to help me believe in what I had to do in my situation and to try to get a perspective on how people may act and counter it. By understanding the function of your emotion, you can find out what you’re made of and how you’re compared, and you can make yourself feel better.”

Please find the first instalments of Will’s story here to enjoy:

We are Finalists!

We are Finalists!

Earlier this year Bromley Well Young Carers were nominated for the prestigious WhatsOn4KidsUK Awards!

We have found out today that the service has made it through to the final and are incredibly proud of all that they have achieved.   You can listen to Lorna and Hannah talking about the service in a recent podcast.

The awards ceremony will be held on November 18th at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.

 

 

Quiz Night

Quiz Night

We’re holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 6th November with all proceeds raised coming to Bromley Mencap!

The event will be held at St George’s Church Hall, Bickley Park Road, Bickley, BR1 2BE, starting at 7.30pm

Teams of up to 8, with tickets £8 each

Bring your own drinks & nibbles

To book your team, please click here, or contact Jane Barnes on 020 8466 0790 or by email at jane.barnes@bromleymencap.org

 

Kiosk at The Lodge – Open

Kiosk at The Lodge – Open

The Kiosk at The Lodge is now open regularly on Tuesdays through to Friday 10:30am until 3pm. Our students are serving fresh coffee amongst other hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks.

If you are in Norman Park why not make a stop at the Kiosk and treat yourself!