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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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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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Opening Times over Christmas

Here are all the opening times over Christmas and the new year for Alcester Road (Head Office), The Enterprise Hub and The Walsall Disability Hub. Alcester Road (Head Office): ClosedMonday ClosedTuesday Open Wednesday and Thursday 8am – 5pm Open Friday 8am – 4pm The Enterprise Hub: Open Wednesday 27th December

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL MIDLAND MENCAP STAFF:

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL MIDLAND MENCAP STAFF: Following BCC’s decision to close all schools and day centres we recognise this does cause issues across our staff teams. Therefore, for tomorrow (Monday) these are our arrangements: • We will attempt to operate our offices & hubs as normal, so if you

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Weoley Winterland at the Enterprise Hub

On Sunday 3rd, Midland Mencap held their Weoley Winterland in their Enterprise Hub. It was an event for every one of all ages, from those at Mencap to their families and locals alike! The festive stalls included arts & crafts, a tombola, a raffle, a cake sale, the fantastic Sing

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Midland Mencaps Response to The Governments November Budget

Here’s our response to Wednesdays autumn budget statement. Chief Executive of Midland Mencap, Dave Rogers said: “Disappointingly this budget does nothing to address the growing crisis across social care. With a near £3 billion funding gap predicted by 2020 over a million vulnerable citizens already do not have an appropriate

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Government announcement regarding Sleep-in payments

Midland Mencap fully endorses the Learning Disability Voices statement following yesterdays Government announcement regarding Sleep-in payments. In a care sector chronically short of resources to once again fail to address how legitimate back payments will be funded only adds to the anxiety of vulnerable people, their families and the organisations

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No cap on Housing Benefit

At Midland Mencap we believe having your own home is one of the most important things a person can have. Though we’re delighted the Government has now said there will be no cap on Housing Benefit for people living in Supported Housing we fully agree with this article from The

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