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.
We host Hertsmere’s Learning Disability Forum every quarter. Our most recent Forum featured Hertfordshire Safer Neighbourhood Team and we are looking forward to welcoming Citizens Advice Hertsmere to our next Forum on Wednesday 6th March 2024.
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.
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 Brown, for more information please contact: 07474 336062
Hertsmere Mencap builds my confidence and give me opportunitiesNeil, 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 needErin, volunteer