Slough Mencap has been providing activities two days each week from 10am-3pm for people with learning disabilities, since September this year. They have more places available.
There are lots of opportunities including crafts and sports and members help decide what fun activities will take place. As well as this there’s a tuck shop and each member is invited to bring along a packed lunch to enjoy.
Whilst Slough Mencap members enjoy the activities, their carers receive some well-deserved respite.
Eleanor Cryer, MBE, CEO, Slough Mencap said, “Slough Mencap gives its members the confidence and practical help they need to live their lives to the full. These day activities are there to provide an opportunity for members and their carers to meet, give mutual support to one another and work collectively for the benefit of themselves and the community they live in.”
“We want to raise awareness about learning disabilities in the Slough area and encourage a spirit of understanding and inclusiveness among local people.”
Slough Mencap is currently looking for more volunteers to help at the activity days.
Derek La-Chana volunteers in his spare time. He said, “I enjoy helping others that are not as fortunate as myself. It gives me a proud feeling of giving something back to the community, seeing the smiles on their faces when they complete something as simple as a puzzle. It makes me feel so happy for them, as if I am sharing their joy!”
If you require more information about the service, to join or would like to volunteer, please telephone Eleanor Cryer on 01753 543160 or 07979 696856 or come along and meet the team on 25 November at the Carers Rights Day Event