Local Mencap Barnsley is an independent charity, affiliated to Royal Mencap by way of a mission to advance equality for people with Learning Disabilities. It is often assumed that we are well resourced due to connection with a national charity, we are in fact a small and completely independent charity and are governed by local people, and raise all our own funds to deliver local projects.
Our role is primarily to provide localised recreation, leisure and social facilities, and activities to recognise achievements and to encourage inclusion and reduce isolation within the community to those with learning disabilities of all ages. We also ensure people with a Learning Disability and their families are listened to, understood and included as equal citizens in Barnsley.
Providing the right support and opportunities to enable individuals and families to achieve a greater quality of life. We are run by a board of 9 trustee’s/committee members including two members representatives with learning disabilities. There are currently two paid members of staff, a full time Business Development Manager, and a Business Development Coordinator and a team of dedicated volunteers. We are a passionate group of people committed to changing the world around anyone with a learning disability.
We are always looking to grow our club by welcoming new members to join our activities.
If you would like to volunteer, have drive, ambition, determination, and would like to improve the lives of anyone with a learning please get in touch with a member of our team.
To pledge your support please go to our donation pages at Local Giving.
To Ensure People with a learning disability and their families are listened to, understood and included as equal citizens with access to support and opportunities that empowers them to lead a fulfilled life.
- To change societies attitudes towards people with learning disabilities and improve the quality of life of these people and their families
- Making a difference here and now
- Improving Health
- Early intervention
- Reduce stigma and discrimination
- Supporting friendships and relationships
- To empower people
- Promote equality
- Provide opportunities within the community
- Provide access to activities and leisure opportunities
- We are trustworthy and honest. We will do everything within our power to uphold our promises to you
- We are inclusive. Our aim is to include everyone with a learning disability in everything we do
- We are positive. We are proud of all we achieve and believe in bringing a better future for all with learning disabilities
If you would like any further information, please contact Jayne Armstrong on 01226 779919.
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Barnsley Safe Places
Barnsley Safe Places welcomes anyone over the age of 16 to join as a member. Anyone can feel unsafe or unsure whilst out and about if something goes wrong. The venues available in Barnsley have been trained to be welcoming and helpful to anyone and everyone. There are a variety of venues such as libraries and cafes so you can find a quiet place by yourself or get help.
To find out more information about this venue, please visit https://www.safeplaces.org.uk/member-schemes/barnsley/local-mencap-barnsley/
Contact name: Jayne Armstrong
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 01226 779919
Address: Compass House, Castlereagh Street, Barnsley, S70 1BA
Compass House, Castlereagh Street, Barnsley, S70 1BA
Published: 09 August 2019