All Posts by Midland Mencap

Our Ask to Politicians

As a voice for learning disability as we approach the 2019 General Election we are asking politicians, irrelevant of their political beliefs, to prioritise and address the following ten issues during the lifetime of the next Parliament: • To urgently publish a comprehensive, progressive and sustainable set of proposals to

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Hallo-Wheels

This Halloween at Midland Mencap we had a great day full of inclusive family fun! We started the day with a relaxed arts and crafts session where families could create their own marvellous Halloween decorations including tote bags, hanging cobwebs, and spooky mini bats. It was wonderful to see children

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Run Sutton Park 2019

The excitement and anticipation could be felt all over Sutton Park on Saturday 5th October as participants and supporters gathered together for a great day of activity, fundraising and personal achievements. The day commenced with the cycle event where many of our parkriders rode their way to complete an impressive

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Frank Chapman Residential – 5th-9th August

Arrival We all arrived on Monday morning to glorious sunny weather at the Frank Chapman Centre. We spent the first part of our time getting to know the people in our dormitories, unpacking our bags and making our beds. We were staying in large dormitories full of bunk beds. Following

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Hosting Birmingham Big Noise

Friday 14th of this month it was Midland Mencaps 70th birthday to celebrate it was a party at the town hall with dance and bands and choirs. I was asked to be the host for the event and without hesitation I said yes, as it would be a really great

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Children and Young Persons Trip and Activity Opportunities

These trips and courses are suitable for young people with mild to moderate needs who can be supported in a small group setting. For further information about any of the opportunities please call 0121 256 1500 or email Deborah.Mcgarvey@Midlandmencap.org.uk If your child is already registered with Midland Mencap then please

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The Midland Mencap Podcast Episode 2 – Councillor John Cotton

On this month’s Podcast Tom Kirby Interviews Councillor John Cotton Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities at Birmingham City Council. They talk through topics such as social inclusion, transport, disability hate crime, Brexit and much more! Listen to the full podcast here

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Pros and Cons of Social Media

Hello and welcome back to all my readers to this month’s blog for you. This month will be about social media and how it can be positive for people but also can be a negative experience. There are lots of ways to use social media be this sharing photos and

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