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Frank Chapman Residential – Day 2

The young people woke up after a fairly late night for most and got ready for breakfast. We fuelled up on cereals, toast, fruit and yoghurt ready for a jam packed day of activities. After breakfast they were split into their teams and told what they would be doing for

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Frank Chapman Residential – Day 1

Day 1 of the residential is over so catch up below with everything we got up to! 24 young people arrived very excited to the Frank Chapman Centre, wanting to see their dorms and the centre straight away. After settling into their dorms, making their beds and getting to know

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Parkride

Midland Mencap is celebrating after being awarded £343,465 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to help low income families of children with Special Educational Need and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Birmingham get active with their children. Four out of five primary school children do not get the recommended amount of

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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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