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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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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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Front Line Support during Covid-19

Our frontline support staff have been superhero’s throughout the last year and a half hear first hand from a family member how the housing care and support workers have managed to continued to give the best support to Angela regardless of the circumstance. “I just wanted to write to ask

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Community Hub Update – June 2021

In April, community coordinators Kay and Tess gave an online presentation to students from Queen Alexandra College , giving a talk about life after college. Students were able to watch the presentation on zoom and it was also streamed on youtube so that people all across Birmingham and potentially the

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Cycling With Confidence Update

Anyone near Pinewood or Clifton Road will have seen a few things over the last few weeks…….an incredible amount of rain, and of course all kinds of bikes coming and going! In Partnership with West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the Active Travel Fund, Parkride has launched its new cycling

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PURE Project – Andrew’s Story

Andrew has severe Autism and was not leaving his room. His Mother Glenys was very worried about him. We met Andrew and created a relationship with him. We helped him created a CV for him and supported Andrew to do Volunteering at Moseley Private Park. This opportunity was so beneficial

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Citizens Network – Meet Ashleigh

My name is Ashleigh Jones, and I’m the ‘Citizens Network Connector’ at Midland Mencap. I’d like to introduce a new project we’re working on alongside the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the Activity Alliance called ‘Include Me’, that I’d love you to be part of! The aim of the

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