Understanding Learning Disability
UnderstandingLearning Disability

Eastleigh Borough and Romsey Mencap Society

First prize – Best Over All The Village People & friends at West End Carnival June 2018 First prize – Best Over All! The Village People & friends at West End Carnival June 2018


Our aim is to protect and enhance the life chances of children and adults with learning disabilities living in Eastleigh and Romsey.


Our services are open to anyone with a learning disability who lives in the borough of Eastleigh or in Romsey, but before accessing any of our services, you do need to talk to someone to be sure they are appropriate for you. Please call the office and leave your name and number. We will always call you back.


Our constitution limits the offer of our services to people with learning disabilities living in this geographical area. Much of our funding is raised locally for the benefit of local people with learning disabilities.


Our Home page contains our News items and Upcoming Events, links to our Projects and Services webpages for much more information about what we do, What's been happening - our recent events, and Keeping you informed - information from outside agencies including Hampshire Conty Council

Our Services...

  • Flagship Art Club
  • Eastleigh Hot Shots (Basketball Club)
  • Chill Out Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Grantham Green Growers

and Projects

  • Carnival 2019



Annual Party & AGM

It is that time again!

Saturday, November 10 at the Cranbury Community Centre, Cranbury Road, Eastleigh. Doors open at 6.30pm 

  • Tickets: £5.00 per adult, including essential support workers
  • £3.50 per child or Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £15.00
  • Pay for your tickets on the door

Pre-order your fish and chip supper (so that we can cater for you, please send your payment, numbers and food orders by Thursday 1 Nov 2018 through a member of staff or by post to our office address)

  • Licensed bar
  • DJ, games, picture quiz and raffle
  • Share triumphs and achievements from the past year!

Eastleigh Borough & Romsey MENCAP Society members, friends and anyone interested are all welcome.

Membership renewal time

The paperwork is on its way to you if you are a member. Please check the database form and return it, with your subscription if you want to be a member for another year.

Society Volunteers needed

Christmas Coin Collection - Are you free on Saturday, 8th December?


We are holding a Christmas Coin Collection outside a local supermarket. If you would like to join us and help support the society in this way, please contact Michelle on 023 8048 3471 or talk to her in person.

Gardening Club

Closure – last days of the season

We are extending our season this year to include Monday 15 October and Saturday 20 October – these are our “Clearing Up and Winding Down” weeks. Members can get involved in tidying the allotment and seeing how we put it to bed for the winter, leaving their raised beds as they would want to find them next year. Maria and Terry will be on hand to guide members through this process. Subs payable as usual.


Please note change of date for the Christmas session - now 15 December 2018 (not 8th December)


Dates of Gardening Club Winter Meets... 


The Mayor of Eastleigh’s Appeal

The Mayor of Eastleigh Fundraising Appeal has a calendar of exciting events which we can enjoy. This is a brief summary:

  • Gospel Phonics – Concert on December 8 at All Saints Church, Desborough Road. Time to be confirmed

More details will be available on our website when they are confirmed, with dates, venues, prices and how to purchase tickets.


There are also chances to volunteer to help the Mayor raise more money for his appeal. Collectors are needed at a variety of events. Talk to Michelle if you are interested in helping out.

Flagship Art Club

Plans for next year

  • Carnival Day - Saturday 15 June 2019. Theme - Childrens’ Television

The Art Club will be inviting more people to join them for their West End Carnival Project in 2019. People who are not members of the Flagship Art Club can join with our regular members for the weeks before the Carnival to design and prepare their own costumes.

  • Flagship Art Club members are entering the St James’s Church Christmas Tree Festival this year. Make sure you go along in December to see their entry
  • Spring Exhibition: Date to be confirmed

Have your say...

The proposed closure of Orchard Close Respite Service, Hayling Island

Hampshire County Council Adult Services Consultation announced: open from 28 September to 21 December, 2018. Read more...

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People’s Postcode Lottery grant - Grantham Green Gardening Project

Our project received £13,281 from the Trust to establish a new gardening group at Grantham Green to maintain the ornamental shrubs throughout the year to include local volunteers and people with learning disabilities. The grant also includes costs for a commemorative bench, a stumpery and additional wild flower turves.


We were successful in obtaining a grant from the People’s Postcode Lottery to fund the work of the Grantham Green Growers for a year as well as providing additional wild flower turves, a bench and a stumpery.


Our Newsletter, Newsflash!, contains information about local and national initiatives and about our activities. Click on the newsletter tab to read previous newsletters.

Please visit the website regularly to read our latest news. If you have any comments on the content, or would like us to include something on the website, please do get in touch with Elaine Fish (Chair).


October 2018 - Download the latest newsletter here
Newsflash 121 - October 2018.pdf
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Contact Us / Membership

Our members receive a regular copy of our newsletter,Newsflash, either by email or post, and news of all new projects and opportunities. More about becoming a member...


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Phone: 02380 483471 .. Email: ebr.mencap@ntlworld.com .. Registered Charity Number 263620 .. affiliated to Royal MENCAP Society