When Midland Mencap was founded by parent and family carers 72 years ago, at the heart of their vision was creating a safe place for the children to socialise, make new friendships, share experiences and develop their skills…
…fast forward to today and we have continued to build on this legacy through our network of Community Hubs – The Community Hub offer is not one single place or building, but many places in the Community across Birmingham, Walsall and Coventry.
Some activities are in own buildings, such as the Weoley Castle Community Centre (South Birmingham), Clifton Road Outdoor Activity Centre (North Birmingham) and the Walsall Disability Hub; but also in many partners buildings like the Coventry Boys and Girls Club, or local swimming pools and sports grounds, or simply social places and spaces we all use, like cinemas, restaurants or parks.
So if you live in Birmingham, Walsall or Coventry and you are looking to develop your skills, meet new people, improve your physical and mental wellbeing, while having fun, then come and join us at one of our many, friendly and inclusive community hub activities.
Our affordable activities are in accessible and safe places, so whether you want to let your hair down at a disco, or learn how to make a healthy meal from scratch, Midland Mencap has something for you!
We’re here to support you make friends and enjoy a happy and healthy life!
Some of things we have on offer:
• Discos and social events
• Fun trips out
• Staying healthy & active
• Music, dance & drama
• Singing and karaoke
• Loads of sports (football, hockey, basketball, swimming, archery and many more!)
• Coffee Mornings
• Advice & information
• Cooking groups
• Arts & craft
• Creative writing and much much more!!
Meet the Adult Community Hub Team
The Community Hub Team is supported by Dave Pickard (Head of Community Operations) and Paul Jones (Operations Manager for Community Services) and is Led by two Coordinators Kay Franklin and Tessa Cole and our Sports Development Lead Isaac Waladbaigi – they in turn have a team of community workers, sports officers, club leaders, volunteers and external social entrepreneurs from the fields of music, dance, sport and other creative backgrounds to ensure we have the best people facilitating our activities for you.
You can see the team who are very active on our social media; Facebook: MidlandMencap and Twitter: @MidlandMencapUK or contact them by Email: CommunityHub@midlandmencap.org.uk or call them via our 7 day a week helpline 0121 427 6404