Hertsmere Mencap has launched a “Friendship phone call” service  to provide support and company for our members who are missing the regular social connections they had before the lockdown.   Hertsmere Mencap members are being matched with suitable volunteers to enjoy weekly phone calls during this difficult time.   To sign up to this service […]

Hertsmere Mencap is an independent, self-financing local charity supporting people with a learning disability in Borehamwood, Potters Bar, Bushey, Elstree, Radlett and beyond. We have transformed the lives of hundreds of people in our community, by leading them out of isolation and helping them make friends, learn new skills and provide support and advice.

Our values

  •  Inclusive. People with a learning disability are at the heart of everything we do
  •  Recognise differences. Our approach is tailored to individual needs
  •  Trustworthy. When we promise something, we don’t let people down
  •  Caring. We treat everyone with respect and kindness
  •  Positive. We encourage everyone to take the best from life and all that it offers

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Daily Activities

Unfortunately all activities have been suspended due to the risks associated with coronavirus. We will stay in touch with all our members and keep them updated. Please do get in touch if you need advice or support of any kind.

We provide daily activities for adults with learning disabilities to attend every week days. Cookery, drama, arts and crafts, music, aerobics, tennis and football and coffee mornings are among the tailored activities offered on a daily basis.

Noah’s Ark Playscheme

Noah’s Ark provides a valuable respite care service for children with disabilities and their siblings. Noah’s Ark provides trips to adventure playgrounds, farms, sailing, soft play, theatre and bowling, as well as onsite activities such as visiting pets, music groups and entertainers.

Jubilee Club

The Jubilee Club, our adult social club has been running every Wednesday night for more than 40 years, offering a range of activities and often involving outside speakers as well as disco nights, cookery,table tennis and arts and crafts.

“I like the coffee morning because there is always someone there to answer my questions and help with my problems. You always have someone to talk to.”

Linda Tanner 
          “I love going to activities. If I didn’t come to my Mencap activities, I would be very bored stuck in the house. I think I would be lost and very under the weather and not happy.”          Teresa Gray

Activities for Adults

Join us for a range of weekly activities, such as arts and crafts, dance aerobics, drama and social clubs or just a coffee and chat.

Noah's Ark Playscheme

Our scheme runs for one week at Easter and four weeks during the Summer holidays, Monday – Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm. We also hold activity days during the winter holidays.