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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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Family Carers Team Update – June 2021

Carer Workshops Return to Face to Face! The Family Carers Wellbeing Service is very excited to announce they are now facilitating face to face groups in June at the ‘Weoley Castle Community Centre’ (South Birmingham) and ‘Clifton Road Outdoor Centre’ (North Birmingham). The sessions delivered at these venues will include:

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Meet the Adult Community Hub and Sports Team

When Midland Mencap was founded by parent and family carers 72 years ago, at the heart of their vision was creating a safe place for the children to socialise, make new friendships, share experiences and develop their skills… …fast forward to today and we have continued to build on this

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Meet the Parkride Team

During Learning Disability Week we wanted to introduce you to more of our Community Teams. Today we are meeting the Parkride Team. Parkride is our exciting West Midlands wide accessible cycling project. We know that people lead busy lives, so finding time to take part in activities can be a

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Meet The Family Carers Wellbeing Team

To introduce Carers Week 2021, we wanted to tell you all a little more about our Family Carers Wellbeing team here at Midland Mencap. We work in partnership with Forward Carers to help delver the Birmingham Carers Hub. Within the team, many of our colleagues have lived experiences of being

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