Who are Braintree Mencap?
Braintree District Mencap Society was formed in 1955 to help people with a learning disability and their families. Braintree Mencap has a wide membership throughout the Braintree District, and we offer support to more than 800 children and adults with a learning disability.
We are affiliated to Royal Mencap, but are responsible for raising our own funds in order to continue to offer our services.
Braintree Mencap see a world where people with a learning disability are listened to, treated equally and included, with the opportunity to make independent choice to fulfil their ambitions with regards to what they want to do and achieve.
. To assist people with a learning disability in the Braintree District to acheive equality and equal rights.
. To work in partnership with local authorities, groups and organisations and the Royal Mencap Society to obtain the best possible benefits for those with a learning disability in the Braintree District.
. To provide a wide variety of educational, leisure, sporting and social opportunities for people with a learning disability, both at Charles Leeks House and within the wider community.
. To encourage each other to express views in an open, honest and constructive way.
. To consult, listen to and understand the needs of our members, their families, carers, volunteers and staff.
. To encourage people with a learning disability to be involved at all levels with the running of our Society.
. To treat people with a learning disability with dignity and respect.
Braintree District Mencap Society is a registered Charity in the UK, Charity Number: 237956.