Guernsey Mencap was founded locally in 1978 and is affiliated to Royal (Mencap) Society. We are members of The Association of Charities.
Our Patron is the Countess of Wessex
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We are a society affiliated to National MENCAP whose primary object is to secure for people with a learning disability provision commensurate with their needs, by increasing public knowledge and awareness of problems that they and their families face, creating a climate of sympathetic public opinion as a prerequisite of acceptance into the community.
As part of its many functions your local committee remains politically aware of the rights of people with learning disabilities, namely the very best of education; their rights to employment and with special regards at all times to possible special needs.
Mencap employs an advocacy worker and also operates, in partnership with Autism Guernsey, a befrienders scheme.
We are self-
The Guernsey Mencap Committee meets monthly and reviews requests from individuals who may require financial or personal assistance.
Sensory unit encompassing touch, sound and sight, designed to calm, stimulate and provide a safe environment for children and adults. There is also a hydo-
The Advocacy Service provides support and advice to young people and adults on day to day problems they might encounter, i.e. job interviews, opening bank accounts. legal problems, leaving home, etc.
Contact Michelle Driscoll on 01481 720612 for more information.
Guernsey Rural Occupation Workshop (Grow) (founded by Mencap Society in 1983)
Gateway Club (affiliated to Mencap Local)
Guernsey Marlins Special Swimmers Club LBG (The Marlins)
You Can Do It Foundation
Provided a home for supported living in Pedvin Street
Supported and encouraged the new schools La Murier and La Rondin
The Brock Road Specials Youth Club.
This service involves finding volunteer Befrienders for people with special needs of similar age and with compatible interests. This scheme has been very successful and really helps our clients broaden their interests and encourages social interaction. Contact Tina James on 01481 720612 for more information.
Vision Zone: Equipment, support and services for people with sight loss
The Guernsey Blind Association is hosting a chance to meet suppliers of support services, daily living aids, talking books and magnifiers on June 2nd from 10.30 to 2pm at Four Cabot.
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If you wish to become a member of Guernsey Mencap LBG, please Click Here to download the application form.