Our Latest News

Our Latest News

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

Happy International Volunteer Day!

Today is International Volunteer Day, at Midland Mencap we place great value on the contribution of our 113 volunteers who make a massive difference to vulnerable citizens. Last month alone they contributed nearly 650 hours of their time to support the delivery of a wide range of services across Birmingham

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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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Sports Awards 2017

It has been another busy year for sport at Midland Mencap from the weekly social kick about to representing the West Midlands in the National Special Olympics. And also who can forget the roller coaster of emotions in Amsterdam? To celebrate and recognise some of these outstanding achievements of our

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Volunteering Blog: Sailing Day Support

One of the things I love most about our fabulous Midland Mencap volunteers is how ready and willing they are to ‘go above and beyond’ their regular volunteer role and help out at one-off special occasions and events as well. This generosity of spirit was in evidence at our Sailing

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Is there a ‘Bias Culture’?

Very interesting Guardian article that reflects on the “bias culture” facing black, Asian and minority ethnic people with learning disabilities and their families, is this your experience? Check out the article here. Tell us about your experience and whether you feel it requires specialist support groups to overcome.

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QUEENSBURY AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

If you attend Queensbury School then join us every week during term time for lots of fun activities and a time to socialise with your peers and friendship groups. Activities include arts and crafts, games, talent shows and end of term parties. (Squash will be provided, but you may wish

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Celebrities Support #StopSleepInCrisis

Above Joanna Lumley, Kit Harington, Jodie Whitaker, Jo Whiley, Matt Horne and Kate Spicer in Mencap’s video appeal to protect future care of people with a learning disability. About the Sleep in Crisis: The learning disability sector in the UK is on the brink of a Crisis. Because of a

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Breakfast and After College Clubs at QAC

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

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