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Equal People Mencap - Day Opportunities Service

Last Updated 18/09/2019


Equal People Mencap’s Day Opportunities Service supports individual’s with learning disabilities and complex needs (and other vulnerable adults) to have a voice to express themselves and to participate in community life. Our service includes:

1. A Drop-In service Mon-Fri 10-4.30 at our resource centre (73 St Charles Square, Ladbroke Grove, W10 6EJ). We offer support, advice, sign-posting and support to access and liaise with appropriate services as well as a private space to have meetings, and a safe place to see friends, relax, have healthy food and try out new activities or learn new skills.

2. A varied and member-led choice of supported activities running throughout the week. Examples include:

  • Cook & Taste (2 groups)
  • Computers
  • Current Affairs
  • Music and Music Therapy (for people with complex needs)
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Gardening
  • Zumba
  • Hear My Voice Voting/Election group
  • Sunday Social Club
  • Employment group
  • Understanding money group
  • Out & About Group; and
  • Theatre Trips - Members have performed at The Tabernacle and Chelsea Theatre and put on an art exhibition.

3. Thursday Club – An evening social group running 7pm-9pm every Thursday (transport to and from is provided). Current members choose to do karaoke, art, dancing, board games and to catch up with their friends over a snack and tea or soft drinks.

4. Café & Market Stall - Equal People Mencap run a Café at the Dalgarno Community Trust on Thursdays and a market stall on Portobello Green on Fridays. This is an opportunity for paid employment and training in catering and running a shop/stall.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Yvonne Ndifor
Contact Position
Finance & Facilities Manager
Telephone
 020 8964 0544
E-mail
 yndifor@equalpeoplemencap.org.uk

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
18+

Local Offer

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Who is this service available to?

Individuals with a learning disability • Individuals with complex needs • Vulnerable adults If individuals require 1:1 support they would need to come with this support, or purchase it from Equal People Mencap.

How do you access this service?

Equal People Mencap will accept referrals from anyone including individuals, professionals, families, carers and individuals. Individuals will be invited to come to the Resource Centre for a visit and an initial assessment will be completed to ensure we can meet the wishes and needs of the individual. Attendance at the Centre currently incurs a £1 per day membership charge. Some groups attract a small charge to cover the cost of equipment/ food.

How do we ensure the quality of this service?

Contract monitoring is completed quarterly by the local authority. • Outcome Stars are used to support each individual to monitor progress. • Activity Session Monitoring and Feedback forms for each session. • Annual Survey

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