Why we need your help
Bromley Mencap is an award winning charity providing services for disabled children and adults, families and carers. With the cancellation of most fundraising events and funding for some of our activities, we now need you to support us to raise the funds we desperately need to continue providing our services. Our need is greater than ever, so please donate to our Bromley Mencap Emergency COVID-19 Appeal.
Without your help, we will struggle to meet the needs of our disabled beneficiaries and the growing demands on our organisation, as a result of COVID-19. The donated funds will go to where they are needed the most, such as urgent deliveries of food and medication to those who are most vulnerable and isolated, as well as service running costs and staffing.
The need for our support has increased dramatically. We are prioritising the most vulnerable disabled people, especially those who are older or have low incomes. We are using technology to develop new models of support and e-activities, and have sourced PPE for staff who are delivering critical face-to-face services.
How your gift could make a difference
- £10 pays for a support worker to provide one-to-one to a disabled person for an hour
- £30 pays for a short respite break for parents and carers
- £50 pays for a two-hour workshop to support disabled children and adults to learn new skills
- £100 pays for our Helpline each day providing emotional support to vulnerable people and their families
Thank you – we really do appreciate your support.
Join The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April
As you know, the London Marathon was due to take place this Sunday but has been postponed due to the coronavirus. Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of many fundraising events which means a lack of vital funds to carry out our essential work.
Please do consider supporting us from Sunday 26 April by taking part in the 2.6 Challenge. This could be running, jogging or walking 2.6 miles or 2.6 km, doing 26 press-ups, going up and down the stairs 26 times, completing 26 pancake flips or disco dancing for 26 minutes. Anything with a 2 and a 6. The choice is yours. Just make sure you do this safely by respecting the exercise and social distancing rules.
Ask family or friends to sponsor you or make a donation of £26 (or whatever you can afford) to our fundraising page.
Let us know how you got on. We would love to see your photos!
Our latest Bulletin newsletter is out now. Read all about our recent activities, our new Disability Walking and Cycling Club funded by Transport for London, the new Bromley Well Autism Pathway we are delivering in partnership with CASPA and say hello to our new staff!
Please note most of our planned activities, events, trips and outreach sessions have been postponed or cancelled due to precautions we are taking around Coronavirus. If you have any enquiries please call the office on 020 8466 0790 for clarification
Capital Appeal Fundraiser
Salary – Competitive
Bromley Mencap has recently invested in a new property which will become the focal point of our services and head office base. We have exciting plans to develop and extend the property into a centre to deliver high quality, accessible services within the local community. We have a Fundraising Strategy in place and, as part of that, you will have responsibility for achieving a target of between £100,000 and £150,000 through a capital appeal programme.
For more information about the role and how to apply click here. Closing date 12 noon 02 April 2020
Deputy Chief Executive
Full-time 37.5 hours per week
Salary : £40,000 plus 5% pension
At an exciting time of growth and development we are recruiting for a Deputy Chief Executive. The Deputy Chief Executive will support taking the organisation forward as a leader in the provision of services for disabled people, carers and families.
You will be directly accountable for a number of key areas including managing the business needs of the organisation, premises and IT, policies, safeguarding, quality assurance and consultations. You will be a key member of the senior management team and have overall responsibility for our volunteers.
For more information about the role and how to apply click here. Closing date 12 noon 06 April 2020
Our first Bulletin of 2020 is out now and can be downloaded here. Read about the new Bromley Well Autism service, new parent support groups, Learning Disability Work Week, our free cycling courses for disabled adults, the latest Bromley Well news and all our events and activities!
Children’s Services Manager
37.5 hours per week
£33,500 + 5% pension
You will manage our range of services for children and their families and, working closely with our Adult Support Services Manager, you will deliver our Community Outreach Project.
You will have experience of managing staff, working with disabled children and their families, excellent communication skills and knowledge of the welfare benefits system. For more information and application pack click here