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Keep up to date with our latest news and events below.

Volunteering at The Real Junk Food Project

Hello everyone and welcome to this month’s blog! Today I want to talk to you about the place I volunteer at The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham and how it has helped my mental health. The Junk Food Project is a global network of Pay As You Feel concepts with

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Running my first race

Hi everyone and welcome back to my monthly blog for Midland Mencap this month I’m going to talk about my experience of starting up running and taking part in my first ever race! If you would have said a few weeks ago that my mom would be watching me play

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Tom Kirby’s First Monthly blog

Hi, my name is Tom Kirby and welcome to the first monthly blog for Midland Mencap! I live in Birmingham and have been with Midland Mencap for 3 years now and have been part of their Flyerz Hockey Team for 2 years you can read about my thoughts on our

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the joys of accessible cycling with parkride

We’ve had an amazing 1st summer at the parkride project from endless days of sunshine to endless numbers of families taking part in this amazing offer of fun free and flexible accessible cycling that everyone can get involved in regardless of need. Its not just families who are benefiting either

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SUPER HALF-TERM ADVENTURES

Powering into Queen Alexandra College on ‘Superhero Day,’ I was impressed to see an assembly of young marvels engrossed in a variety of activities. Monitoring the scene from mid-point was Big Robot Head, an immense technological skull brought to life by staff and superkids in a display of fearless innovation.

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Birmingham Multi-Care Merger

The Trustee Boards of both Midland Mencap and Birmingham Multi-Care are delighted to announce that the two organisations have agreed to work together with the acquisition of Birmingham Multi-Care Services by Midland Mencap. Going forward, and prior to a full merger Birmingham Multi-Care Services will continue to operate as a

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Celebration of Coventry Mencap

On Saturday 23rd June the members of Coventry Mencap held a celebration party to reflect on decades of family carer activism in the city as they marked their merger with Midland Mencap. It was fitting that so many of the family carers were present who had campaigned and fought for

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Fun, Friends and Barcelona

Midland Mencap took the England Flyerz Hockey team to take part in the FC Barcelona Para Hockey Festival last week. I was one on the lucky players where we competed against Holland, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Ireland. From the moment we landed no one could have predicted how hot it

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Frank Chapman Centre – Day 4

We all woke up very sleepily on our last morning at the centre and worked together to pack our bags and strip our beds before breakfast. We had our normal breakfast of cereals, toast and fruit and then made sure that all our belongings were in the common room ready

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Frank Chapman Centre – Day 3

After a bit of a longer sleep (for most anyway!) we woke up early to get ready for another day packed with activities. We had our breakfast of toast, cereals and fruit and then prepared for our morning. Today, Grace and Lucy joined us as volunteers to help out until

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