Northallerton And The Dales Mencap Society

Northallerton And The Dales Mencap Society

Charity information

Northallerton And The Dales Mencap Society

Although affiliated to Royal Mencap we are an independent charity. We support people with learning disabilities, their families and carers in Hambleton and Richmondshire. Our services are well used.

Founded 1964

  • Mission statement

    We seek to be the voice of learning disabilities within our area and promote the full role of people with learning disabilities within society, as outlined in 'Valuing People Now'. We campaign to improve facilities and opportunities and to correct inequalities in services. The development in awareness of the needs of people with learning disabilities is high on our agenda and is carried out, for example, in relation to the prevention of Hate Crime and inadequacies and concerns in the provision of social support and health services. We are seeking to develop our premises to provide a modern hub within Hambleton and Richmondshire to enable all those we support to access the support they need and to provide the facilities for a range of learning, creative and leisure activities. The new centre will act as a community hub for the benefit of the community as a whole as well as those with learning disabilities. The benefits of this have already been demonstrated in our current practice and is testimony to our aim of including people with learning disabilities within the mainstream of their community. We are a long standing and well respected charity that has close links with many voluntary and statutory organisations and we play a significant part in local partnership working, such as the North Yorkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board. In 2014 we will be celebrating our fiftieth anniversary and our aim is to do so in our planned new centre. Help us to achieve this aim.

  • Aims

    Northallerton And The Dales Mencap Society aims to:

    • To develop the Mencap Centre on its present site in Northallerton to provide a wide range of facilities that increase the opportunities available to people with learning disabilities and supporters.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1964

    Registered Charity Number: 224222

    Board members: 16

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01609778894

    Address: Mencap Centre Goosecroft Lane Northallerton North Yorkshire DL6 1EG

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  • The Future of Northallerton and the Dales Mencap

    To provide a modern community hub on the present Mencap site in Northallerton that support... More