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Our Latest News

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

Frank Chapman CYP Residential – 1 Week to go!

Tuesday 22nd May Only 1 week to go until Midland Mencap’s first children and young person’s residential! 24 young people along with staff and volunteers will be heading off to the Frank Chapman Centre in Bewdley to take part in a fun and exciting week of activities from Tuesday 29th

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Catch me if you can!

Frequent visitors to the Enterprise Hub will certainly have met fresh-faced Oliver Clayton. Seated attentively at reception, you can be sure Ollie will give you a cheerful greeting upon arrival. Get him going on his favourite subjects (hockey and football) and he’ll keep you amused for ages. Earlier in the

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Inspired by Helen Scott

Over the weekend Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott won gold and broke a world record at the Rio UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships! Read more about their success on the British Cycling website. Read below how winning a Helen Scott signed shirt has inspired a young person at Midland Mencap

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Half-Term Escapades

Tough to decide who had the most energy at the Enterprise Hub during February’s half-term play scheme session: The youngsters dashing about – laughing and whooshing through their sensory-saturated environment – or the staff members trying to keep up with them. The little adventurers making sand castles in the sand

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Why parents choose Midland Mencap

At the heart of Midland Mencap is the desire to help people, and to really show how much our services, staff and volunteers help those in need and those who care for them, I interviewed two parents (Debbie and Saeed) whose children access the Midland Mencap Short Breaks service. Here

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Celebrating our amazing student volunteers!

This week is #StudentVolunteeringWeek and here at Midland Mencap we’re celebrating the outstanding contribution of our 40-strong team of skilled and committed student volunteers. As a Midlands-based charity, we are incredibly lucky to have some excellent higher education organisations right on our doorstep, including the University of Birmingham, Aston University,

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Impact of Sport

Over the last three months I’ve been volunteering at Midland Mencap football sessions in Moseley. Over this time I’ve been able to witness the players grow as individuals and as a team. One person who stood out to me was Bryn, who’s been training with Midland Mencap for over two

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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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Spaces Available, Team Teach Training

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 –

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A Chocoholic’s Delight

It’s Tuesday afternoon at the Enterprise Hub and that means ‘Just Desserts’ and the chance for young and not-so-young wannabe chefs to roll up their sleeves and contribute to the making of a sensational sweet treat. Today’s tasty challenge is to create a batch of chocolate brownies to rival those

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