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 and aim to 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, e. G. , in relation to the prevention of Hate Crime and inadequacies and concerns in the provision of social support and health services. We have refurbished our centre to provide a modern hub within the Hambleton and Richmondshire areas to enable all those we support to access the support they need and to provide 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 mainstream communities. 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 celebrated our fiftieth anniversary.

  • Aims

    Northallerton And The Dales Mencap Society aims to:

    • To make full use of the newly refurbished centre in Northallerton to provide a wide range of activities that increase the opportunities and support available to people with learning disabilities.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1964

    Registered Charity Number: 224222

    Board members: 16

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01609778894

    Address: Mencap CentreGoosecroft LaneNorthallertonNorth 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