Project information

Mencap Liverpool Social Activities

We run weekly social activities where our members meet up regurlarly;
Weekly Wednesday Socials- sometimes members stay in the office or sometimes go out to visit places.

Thursday Lunch Time drop in- 12pm-2pm

Gents Group/LiverBirds Ladies Group- alturnate Tuesdays, members decide on their activity.

Ongoing

Charity information: Mencap Liverpool

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  • Need

    Need

    the opportunity for people with a learning disability to make and sustain real friendships and become part of a wider society becomes more and more difficult. This is why our social groups have become such a valuable lifeline. Being socially isolated has an increasingly negative impact on an individual’s physical and mental wellbeing.

    Solution

    Our socials are vital in giving local people with a learning disability the opportunity to make and cement friendships. They build an informal support network which becomes essential for the individuals future growth and helps to prevent them from becoming socially isolated again. The social activities lead members into more fulfilled lives, by gaining the confidence they need to volunteer or access other local opportunities independently.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Social inclusion and friendship building

    Activities

    » Continue to provide the socials that members want to enable them to live more enriched and fulfilling lives whilst building frienships and social skil

    Increased chances to make & build friendships and take part in activities.
    Offering safe environments which will improve relationships and increased confidence and self-esteem


  • Impact

    Impact

    Our socials are vital in giving local people with a learning disability the opportunity to make and cement friendships. They build an informal support network essential for future growth.
    - Our objectives for the year are
    Continue to grow each social group
    Train established members as volunteers
    Introduce a members only social
    continue to provide a safe space for socially isolated people to re-learn skills and confidence.
    make new friends.
    Socials to continue to bridge the gap with other servic

    Risk

    Lack of funding, lack of members, social environment, local city environment, other charity competition for services.

    Reporting

    Updates on how the socials are going, numbers attending and activities being undertaken.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,848

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      Amount Heading Description
      £888 vol expenses travel etc
      £480 LiverBirds Group £20 a session x24 per year
      £480 Gentlemans Group £20 a session x24 per year

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Chrimes Trust £500 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Various. ran mainly from our Head Office- 9 Lydia Ann Street, Liverpool, L1 5BW

    Beneficiaries

    People with a learning disability. They take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills , process information or to interact with other people.
    Recent local authority cuts have tightened eligibility criteria meaning a reduction in services for people with lower level needs. liverpool in particular has been hit hard by cuts to services, which has had a profound effect on our members many of whom cannot access levels of support anywhere else.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Mencap Liverpool has a long history of offering socials such as those previously described.
    Our 3 ambitious aims will enable us to continue to offer the best possible services for our members.
    1. We prevent the social isolation of people who have a learning disability.
    2 we enable people with a learning disability to make tangible progress towards their self-identified goals.
    3. Empower our members to share experiences and educate others.

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    People

    Teresa- Member

    Teresa has been a Mencap Liverpool member for 10 years. She says of the social activities; "We have fun and I have much more confidence".

    Brian- Member

    Mencap Liverpool member Brian has enjoyed accessing many of our services. He says; "Being involved with Mencap Liverpool has really helped me".