Members

We support our adult and child members by providing a range of activities that reflect their interests and concerns.  The emphasis is on fun and enhancing Life Skills so that members are able to lead rewarding and fulfilling lives.

Within the organisation, there is a dedicated Support Group, which exists to provide members with individual support based on expertise both within and outside of the organisation. Support is holistic and embraces all aspects of a members’ lives.

Members are encouraged both formally through committees and informally to lend their voice to shape and develop our provision.

Staff and Volunteers

All colleagues working with members are DBS checked and offered regular training opportunities in areas such as safeguarding and mental health and well-being. There is a designated Safeguarding Officer.

Initiatives

We host a Learning Disability Forum every quarter. Our most recent Forums have featured Gary Vaux from the Hertfordshire Money Advice Unit and Chi Ming Lai from Hertfordshire County Council Road Safety Unit.

We participate in the Purple Star initiative which identifies services which provide high standards of care for Learning Disabled Adults. One of our members is on the adjudicating committee.

Emergency Services are regular visitors to our coffee mornings, facilitating trust and understanding between themselves and our members.

We encourage our members to see themselves as valued and active adults with their own unique contribution to share with the community.

Safeguarding

Hertsmere Mencap recognise the vital role the organisation can play in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. As a provider of services to adults and children with a learning disability, we recognise that people we support are vulnerable to abuse and we have a responsibility to do everything we can to protect them from harm, and to act on concerns when they come to our attention.

Our Designated Safeguarding Officer is Alyson Gnesson, for more information please contact: 07930 857834

Member Support

Hertsmere Mencap builds my confidence and give me opportunities

Neil, member

I love volunteering at Mencap because it is proof that there are good people everywhere that are always willing to help out those who need

Erin, volunteer

Adult Activities

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.