Canoe River trip, Friday 27th July
Come and have a relaxing paddle down the River Severn and stop in Bewdley for some Fish and Chips!
Be safe online course, part 1 Wednesday 1st August, part 2 Thursday 29th August
Come along to our relaxed sessions to learn how to use the internet and social media safely. Learn how to spot someone ‘real’ online. Learn which sites are safe to use.
Climbing and bowling, Friday 3rd August
Come along for a fun morning of adventure climbing followed by bowling in the afternoon.
Graffiti day, Saturday 11th August
Join Charlie and learn about graffiti methods and design. Take home your own personal canvas. Be part of designing and making a graffiti mural at The Enterprise Hub.
Kayaking 2 day Course, Thursday 16th August and Friday 17th August
Come and improve your kayaking skills over this 2 day course and work towards your Paddle Power Awards (Nationally Recognised Qualification). This trip may include a trip along the canal.
Alton Towers, Friday 31st August
Come along and spend a day on the rides at our Alton Towers day trip. Cost includes park entry and transport from The Enterprise Hub or Clifton Road.
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 – 4.30pm
Team teach refresher course
£47.00 per person
9.00am – 4.30pm
Courses are to be held at Baskerville School in Harborne.
Frank Chapman Centre, Bewdley.
£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, bush-crafts and climbing and many more.
The price includes all meals and activities and can be paid in installments if needed.
For more information and an application form please email
Deborah.Mcgarvey@midlandmencap.org.uk or ring 0121 256 1500
At the Queen Alexandra College (Court oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9TG) we’re pleased to be offering a Breakfast Club and After College Club.
These clubs offer high quality, good value care and support with an exciting variety of activities from arts and crafts, games, ICT, puzzles and onsite outdoor activities (weather permitting).
A free ‘Tester Session’ is available from the 6th-15th September. To book your free taster session call 0121 256 1500 (find times below)
Monday 7:30 – 9:30am
Tuesday 7:30 – 9am
Wednesday 7:30 – 9:30am
Thursday 7:30 – 9:30am
Friday 7:30 – 9:30am
Includes drinks and healthy snacks (e.g. water, juice, cereal, toast, fruit).
After College Club
Monday 4 – 6pm
Tuesday 4 – 6pm
Wednesday 3 – 6pm
Thursday 4 – 6pm
Friday 3 – 6pm
How to Book:
• Fill in a registration form for each young person attending, available from the
college office or by email.
• Book sessions online via midlandmencap.org.uk at least a week in advance
(it might be possible to accommodate short notice bookings on occasion).
• Payment is required upon booking.
• There will also be a special reward scheme available for regular users of the
PLEASE NOTE: Once you have booked into the club, you will be charged even
if your young person does not attend.
For further information on the Breakfast and After College clubs contact Gemma Weston, CYP Operational Manager on 07414953020
Birmingham City Council are consulting on Birmingham’s new Strategy for SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) and Inclusion and the proposed direction of travel, including the Vision, Mission, Objectives, Priorities and their plans so far.
This consultation is running between the 9th June until Monday 31st July.
You can learn more about the consultation on the Birmingham Be Hear website here
or by calling 0121 303 5154 or you can email Education@birmingham.gov.uk.
You can download the Consultation Document here.
If you have any further questions you can call us on 0121 442 2944 .
Here at Midland Mencap, we are always on the look out for creative opportunities for the individuals we support, as we know that this is something that a lot of people really enjoy.
So when Spectra contacted our Community team about running a series of four creative workshops at the Enterprise Hub, we jumped at the chance! Spectra is a performance project for people with learning disabilities, and it has been developed through a partnership between mac birmingham, Kate DeRight, and Queen Alexandra College.
The sessions focus on having fun and getting to know each other better through movement and theatre. All of the participants have commented on how relaxing they find the sessions and how they have helped to build their self-esteem. Luke described the sessions as ‘good fun’ and Shaun said, ‘It’s really good – it makes me more confident’. The fourth and final session took place on Thursday 12 February 2016 but we are hoping to link up with Spectra again in future. Watch this space! For more information about this or any of our community activities, call the Enterprise Hub on 0121 427 6404.
Wow! What a busy but fantastic year it’s been since Midland Mencap got the keys to Clifton Road Outdoor Learning Centre. Set within 2000 acres of beautiful green space Clifton Road now plays a vital part of our delivery and during the past year alone we have;
- Delivered 11 weeks of school holiday provision
- Supported over 145 children to take part in adventurous outdoor activities
- Worked with a number of schools to deliver outdoor learning activities
- Launched a weekday Health & Wellbeing programme for people with learning disabilities. The programme includes walking football, cycling, archery, swimming, cooking plus many more activities
- Ran many social events and discos
- PLUS MANY MORE AMAZING THINGS!
We are really excited for the future and look forward to delivering many more activities. We are also really looking forward to welcoming Trinity Specialist College to Clifton Road in September who will be using the site to support 18-25yrs old!