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Celebrating our amazing student volunteers!

This week is #StudentVolunteeringWeek and here at Midland Mencap we’re celebrating the outstanding contribution of our 40-strong team of skilled and committed student volunteers. As a Midlands-based charity, we are incredibly lucky to have some excellent higher education organisations right on our doorstep, including the University of Birmingham, Aston University,

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Impact of Sport

Over the last three months I’ve been volunteering at Midland Mencap football sessions in Moseley. Over this time I’ve been able to witness the players grow as individuals and as a team. One person who stood out to me was Bryn, who’s been training with Midland Mencap for over two

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In light of the Oxfam scandal

In light of the Oxfam scandal Midland Mencap wishes to assure customers, funders, donors and the general public that we apply the highest standards with regard to both safeguarding and the supervision of our staff. When incidents occur these are reported to the relevant agencies and are subject to full

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Spaces Available, Team Teach Training

We are running some Team teach training days and have some spaces available, if you would like any of your staff to attend please get in touch with the children’s team on 0121 256 1500. Team teach full 2 day course 10th and 11th April £89.00 per person 9.00am –

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A Chocoholic’s Delight

It’s Tuesday afternoon at the Enterprise Hub and that means ‘Just Desserts’ and the chance for young and not-so-young wannabe chefs to roll up their sleeves and contribute to the making of a sensational sweet treat. Today’s tasty challenge is to create a batch of chocolate brownies to rival those

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World Inclusion Congress 2018 in Birmingham

Midland Mencap are exceptionally proud to be partners of Inclusion International, Inclusion Europe and Mencap in delivering the 17th World Congress from the 30th May – 1st June 2018 in Birmingham. The theme of the World Congress is Learn, Inspire, Lead and will be the largest gathering of self-advocates, families,

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Coventry Mencap joins Midland Mencap

BREAKING NEWS: Midland Mencap is delighted to confirm that the members of Coventry Mencap have voted unanimously to join with Midland Mencap. This is an exciting time to be working together in Coventry with the city becoming City of Culture in 2021. We will now start to consult with learning

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Social care at ‘tipping point’ as back pay crisis grows, warn councils

For many charities, including a significant number in Birmingham and across the West Midlands the back pay liability runs to tens of thousands of pounds. Most of these organisations they neither have the reserves or income to make provision in their budget setting. This is not scaremongering, without urgent Government

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Frank Chapman Residential

Where: Frank Chapman Centre, Bewdley. Who: Ages 11+ Cost: £150 per person. We are very excited to offer this residential opportunity during the May Half Term at the Frank Chapman Centre in Bewdley. You will be staying in spacious dormitories and taking part in a variety of activities including archery,

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Run for Midland Mencap

Midland Mencap is proud to offer you the opportunity to run in the 2018 Birmingham International Marathon on behalf of our fantastic local charity. Midland Mencap is a charity which works and campaigns for accessible and inclusive services and a better quality of life for everyone with experience of learning

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