Adult Services

Weekly timetable 2019

To download a copy of our weekly timetable please click here

For more information about any of our activities, classes, trips or outings you can contact Mandy Christy via email at – or alternatively call the office on- 01376 326302.


On Monday’s we run our cooking for fun class, a chance to cook recipes from all over the world and then sit down with friends after to tuck in your home made grub. This session is £8.00 and runs between 10.30 – 1.30 pm.


In partnership with Royal Mencap, Braintree Mencap have launched The Round the World Challenge.
Every Tuesday between 10.00 – 11.00 am join us here at Charles Leeks House for a fun physical activity challenge. Take part in a range of different sports such as football, tennis and even Zumba, this is a class that offers the chance to learn new skills and meet new friends all whilst keeping fit and healthy. This is a FREE class.

In the afternoon we run a Drama Club from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at Charles Leeks House. This is a fantastic opportunity for people with a learning disability to be part of a welcoming sociable group who write, direct and perform a piece that they create together. This group is led by Sarah Elliot who works to support them to produce their own piece of theatre, whilst simultaneously exploring the world around us through role play and games. The cost of this session is £7.


Between 10:30 am – 1:30 pm we run our Life skills class to teach skills that aid independent living such as keeping safe, laundry, cooking, relationships, budgeting and more. The cost of this session is £8.

Liven up your midweek evenings by joining our social club at the Dengie hall in witham between 7-9 pm. Take part in a range of activities such as Bingo, arts and crafts and discos nights. All ages and abilities welcome!
CM8 1DJ. £3.00 per week.


On Thursday mornings we hold a fun Music Group which is open to people of all abilities. It runs from 10.30- 12.30pm and as singing is so good for the soul, it is a great way to relax, express yourself and the perfect opportunity to rock out to your favourite songs with our range of musical instruments!  £7 per session.

Our Art class runs from 1-3 pm and offers the chance to get messy each week with a range of different crafting projects. This class welcomes all ages and abilities. £7 per session.


Once a month on a Friday we run our Lets Go Friday!

Did you know Lets go stands for Let’s get out? This is the perfect opportunity to explore different activities out in the community. Click here to see our latest trip.

Trips and Outings

In addition to all of this, Braintree Mencap offers its members a wide variety of trips and outings throughout the year.

Swimming Group 11-12pm

Every Monday morning we offer transport via our minibus to Fusion Lifestyle in Witham, where we have use of both the small and the main pool from 11-12pm. The minibus leaves Charles Leeks House at 10.30am and returns at about 1pm.   This activity is free to members of Braintree Mencap. Our swimming teacher, Nicky,… Continue reading Swimming Group 11-12pm

Sensory Art and Fashion 1-3pm

Sensory Art is a new addition to our timetable. We enjoy getting creative using all manner of textures, touch and scents. We regularly use shaving foam and scented doughs to express ourselves creatively and enjoy making crafty objects that are tactile and fun to shape with our hands. This class is suitable for people of… Continue reading Sensory Art and Fashion 1-3pm

Drama Club 2-4pm

On a Tuesday afternoon between 2-4pm we have a Drama Club. This club is well supported and is great fun. It is led by Gennie Powell, who is a vibrant, full of life teacher who has a wealth of experience and expertise!     Drama is a great way of learning about the world around… Continue reading Drama Club 2-4pm

Life Skills Classes

Braintree Mencap offers two educational Life Skills classes during the week. The first of which is on a Monday morning from 10.o0-1pm, and the second is held on a Wednesday from 11.30-2.30pm.   This enables up to 20 people with a learning disability to learn how to shop for, prepare and cook a healthy meal… Continue reading Life Skills Classes

Art Cafe 1.00-3.00pm

This is a fun class, aimed at people of all abilities. The session is led by Mandie Irons, who is a master of everything arts and crafts. . Mandie is helped by her merry band of volunteers, so there are a variety of different art and craft activities available and each individual can work at… Continue reading Art Cafe 1.00-3.00pm


We began a hockey pilot in the summer of 2014 which was so successful that the Pheonix Hockey Club in Bocking decided to run their own disabled hockey team. This team are called the Flyerz.   Though this team is managed by Pheonix Hockey Club, Braintree Mencap provide transport to and from the club every… Continue reading Hockey

The Reclaimers

This is a unique opportunity for people with a learning disability to learn how to upcycle furniture and learn new skills including sanding, painting, decoupage, basic woodwork whilst enjoying time with their friends. It is a class that is led by Aaron and his team which has a really friendly vibe. Meaningful activity at its… Continue reading The Reclaimers

Trips and Outings

We are currently compiling the Summer of Fun 2017 timetable. It will be available very soon.   As well as enjoying all the activities on our timetable at Charles Leeks House, Braintree Mencap offers a wide variety of trips and outings for members to enjoy throughout the year.     This year we have enjoyed… Continue reading Trips and Outings

Music Group

Thursday morning from 10.30am, is home to our Music Group, which is led by our much loved volunteers, Lin, Jeremy and Margaret, who have formed close bonds and relationships with our members. All three are part of local choir, Vocal Reflections, and work hard to enable our members to learn new skills, and enjoy expressing… Continue reading Music Group