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STAFF ADVERSE WEATHER UPDATE:

STAFF ADVERSE WEATHER UPDATE: The adverse weather means that travelling will once again be difficult. Most main routes, including bus routes are now clear so for tomorrow the following applies: • We will again operate our offices & hubs as normal, so if you are OFFICE BASED and it safe

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL MIDLAND MENCAP STAFF:

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL MIDLAND MENCAP STAFF: Following BCC’s decision to close all schools and day centres we recognise this does cause issues across our staff teams. Therefore, for tomorrow (Monday) these are our arrangements: • We will attempt to operate our offices & hubs as normal, so if you

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Weoley Winterland at the Enterprise Hub

On Sunday 3rd, Midland Mencap held their Weoley Winterland in their Enterprise Hub. It was an event for every one of all ages, from those at Mencap to their families and locals alike! The festive stalls included arts & crafts, a tombola, a raffle, a cake sale, the fantastic Sing

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Happy International Volunteer Day!

Today is International Volunteer Day, at Midland Mencap we place great value on the contribution of our 113 volunteers who make a massive difference to vulnerable citizens. Last month alone they contributed nearly 650 hours of their time to support the delivery of a wide range of services across Birmingham

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Midland Mencaps Response to The Governments November Budget

Here’s our response to Wednesdays autumn budget statement. Chief Executive of Midland Mencap, Dave Rogers said: “Disappointingly this budget does nothing to address the growing crisis across social care. With a near £3 billion funding gap predicted by 2020 over a million vulnerable citizens already do not have an appropriate

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Government announcement regarding Sleep-in payments

Midland Mencap fully endorses the Learning Disability Voices statement following yesterdays Government announcement regarding Sleep-in payments. In a care sector chronically short of resources to once again fail to address how legitimate back payments will be funded only adds to the anxiety of vulnerable people, their families and the organisations

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No cap on Housing Benefit

At Midland Mencap we believe having your own home is one of the most important things a person can have. Though we’re delighted the Government has now said there will be no cap on Housing Benefit for people living in Supported Housing we fully agree with this article from The

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QUEENSBURY AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

If you attend Queensbury School then join us every week during term time for lots of fun activities and a time to socialise with your peers and friendship groups. Activities include arts and crafts, games, talent shows and end of term parties. (Squash will be provided, but you may wish

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Celebrities Support #StopSleepInCrisis

Above Joanna Lumley, Kit Harington, Jodie Whitaker, Jo Whiley, Matt Horne and Kate Spicer in Mencap’s video appeal to protect future care of people with a learning disability. About the Sleep in Crisis: The learning disability sector in the UK is on the brink of a Crisis. Because of a

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