Hertsmere Mencap has this week launched a pilot Digital Inclusion Programme, to help tackle the heightened risk of isolation, loneliness and the deterioration of mental health, faced by adults with a learning disability. Coronavirus has highlighted the impact of digital exclusion among the most vulnerable. In particular, Hertsmere Mencap and charities with similar causes, have […]
To ensure the safety of all our members, our Daily Activity Programme has been suspended until the end of lockdown on 2nd December. Wednesday Coffee Morning continues to take place every week at 10am on Zoom. Friday Dance Aerobics with Angie takes place every week on Zoom. Both these activities are free to join. Contact […]
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 […]
This class will help you to: • Feel confident enough to plan healthy balanced meals with different ingredients and identify healthy foods in a supermarket. • Understand why movement and exercise are important and how it keeps us healthy • Learn about healthy snacking • Know the importance of drinking water and knowing how much […]
Due to popular demand, Hertsmere Mencap returned to the Apple Store in Watford for another amazing workshop. Last time it was music making for our music class. This our Arts & Crafts class were given a fun session, wheres silly selfies were snapped and inventive images were created using iPads. Everyone had a blast and […]
Golfers from organisations across London and Hertfordshire enjoyed a day filled with sunshine, food and fundraising at the Hartsbourne Golf & Country Club in Bushey. The charity golf day was organised to raise much needed funds for Hertsmere Mencap, a self-funding local charity that provides vital advice, activities and support for children and adults with […]
Hertsmere Mencap and Borehamwood Football Club host old fashioned sports day and football tournament to celebrate Learning Disability Week Hertsmere Mencap teamed up with Borehamwood FC to run a fun and inclusive multi-sports session on Friday the 21st of June. They called on people of all ages and abilities, with and without a learning disability, to come along and […]
For information on groups, activities and support for children with disability and their carers, contact Hertfordshire County Council at: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/short breaks We held a fun and exciting Easter playscheme with lots of activities including balloon modelling, t-shirt painting, dance & movement, and a visit from the Police (planned!). We also enjoyed bowling and a visit […]
Hertsmere Mencap is delighted to announce it has bagged £2,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £71 million to over 23,000 local […]
12 – YEAR OLD GIRLS BAKE SALE SCOOPS £1,000 FOR HERTSMERE MENCAP & KISHARON School friends, Lara, Ella and Ariella sold hundreds of delicious homemade cakes and biscuits and raised £1,000 for people with disabilities. The threesome had volunteered with Hertsmere Mencap and Kisharon while they were in primary school and while they […]
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.