All Posts by Midland Mencap

The Insight: Where Volunteering and Strategy Meet

The team at Midland Mencap is ever-expanding, changing and developing. It’s a common occurrence in the Pinewood office to meet new members of our wider, growing team. But there was one introduction that had us all even more excited than usual. Enter… Kate Webber, our new Volunteer Manager. We had

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We are Recruiting Trustee’s

We are looking for new Trustees to join our existing board and work alongside our skilled, experienced, and talented leadership team to help steer the charity through a time of change, growth, and organisational development. We want trustees who will share their skills and experience appropriately, through communication with staff

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Working in partnership with Macmillan

Macmillan Cancer Support and Midland Mencap launch project to understand the experiences of people with learning disabilities and cancer Macmillan Cancer Support is working with local charity Midland Mencap to conduct an innovative piece of work into the experiences of people living with learning disabilities and cancer. The collaborative project,

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The Insight: Where Passion, Sport and Development Meet

This September, we’re bringing you the insight to our Business Development Manager, Laura Gilmour. From being one of the leads for the Sutton Park Challenge, to having a passion for people and applying for grants on behalf of Midland Mencap, Laura’s role is multi-faceted, busy yet rewarding. Join us as

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Experience of The Sutton Park Challenge

With this year’s Sutton Park Challenge fast approaching, we’re excited to announce we have two returning runners taking part! Tim and Millie both took part in our 2019 run and are back to join in all the race day fun again. In 2019 Tim Livesley came first in the 10k

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Community Services Update – August 2021

The Community team are incredibly excited to see restrictions lift, allowing them to get back out providing activities across the west midlands! Check out below what they’ve been up to. MEET THE STAFF: This month we welcomed our new Sports Officer to the Communities Team. Shakeil Barratt will be working

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Parkride Tri Cycle Sessions

Join parkride this summer at “Tri Cycle” sessions across local parks in the West Midlands. What is Tri Cycle? Tri cycle is an inclusive cycling session in local parks across the West Midland for individuals and families to try cycling in a safe and fun environment. Who can take part?

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Picture of Pam on her bike in woodgate Valley Country Park

Pam’s parkride Journey

For about 18 months my husband and I have enjoyed cycling in Woodgate Valley with the team from Mencap. During lockdown new paths were installed in Woodgate and this has been a remarkable transformation. We always enjoyed riding up and down the path and it was good exercise in the

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Family Carers Team – August Update

The Family Carers team are incredibly excited to see restrictions lift, allowing the team to facilitate the monthly Support Groups, First Aid and Wellbeing Workshops, face to face in the community with more carers attending. Last month we saw the launch of these groups, which all received brilliant feedback from

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