Who are we?
Guernsey Mencap is a locally registered charity managed by a small team of volunteers. See the box on the right for the current Committee members. If you would like to become involved, we would love to hear from you and would welcome more members. We meet on a monthly basis. Give us a call!
What we do!
We are a small local charity which is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We receive no funding from the States of Guernsey and are entirely dependent upon the generosity of the Guernsey public to continue our work supporting people with a learning disability. All funds raised within the Bailiwick stay within the Bailiwick. Our recent projects include the funding of the refurbishment of 5 units of accommodation in Pedvin Street to provide independent living accommodation for 5 people with learning disabilities. We have also fitted out a two bedroomed respite flat at Le Grand Courtil, and now fund this flat annually. The unit is staffed by the States of Guernsey’s Adult Disability Service and provides essential respite to people with learning disabilities and their carers. These are just two examples of how we continue to work in partnership with the States of Guernsey to deliver essential services to support people with a learning disability within the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
Clearly these are major undertakings involving either a heavy capital cost or, in the case of the respite flat, an ongoing financial commitment to serve the rental and running costs associated with the unit. We work together with local businesses in seeking to defray the costs involved, including local businesses such as Co-op Homemaker, Stan Brouards, Valpeys, Cycleworld, and Sure to name but a few who have been wonderfully supportive of our efforts. However, if we are to continue our work then ongoing funding is required and your support is not only most welcome but rather it is desperately needed. Please donate using the “Donate Now” button on this or the home page. It is quick and easy and the funds donated will go directly to ensuring we can continue to support people with a learning disability here in Guernsey.