Eastleigh Borough and Romsey Mencap Society

Our aim is to protect and enhance the life chances of children and adults with learning disabilities living in Eastleigh and Romsey. We are affiliated to the national Royal Mencap Society. You can see news and events on this page, and much more information about what we do can be found in these web pages.

News...

  • Chill Out Club - vacancy for Club Co-ordinator
  • Don't miss the Dreamers Production of SCOUT ADVENTURE!
  • Longstock Park Water Garden
  • Localgiving donations
  • Newsflash

Projects and Services...

  • Limelight Local - Winter Blues
  • Gardening Club
  • Safer Places

...and

  • Membership
  • Wristbands

Vacancy for Club Co-ordinator at the Chill Out Club

Do you have experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities. Would you like the opportunity to help our members to get the best out of their social time at our Chill Out Club? We have a vacancy for a club co-ordinator, and this could be the role for you.... read more

Dreamers production of:

"SCOUT ADVENTURE"

Wednesday 7.30pm on April 2 at
THE BERRY THEATRE

Funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation, our young people’s integrated theatre group, The Dreamers, are performing their new production entitled SCOUT ADVENTURE. Devised, created and performed by The Dreamers Group, this play is not one to be missed.



Follow the scouts as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime on their quest to rid the town, the Hedges End, of unwelcome guests.
Can they escape from the swamp monsters? Will they get lost in the enchanted forest? Come and find out by joining us on this exciting adventure.  Scout Adventure flyerWork on the production of Scout at The Berry Theatre

All tickets cost £4 and are available from The Berry Box Office on 01489 799 499 or from The Point.  Don’t miss it!

Longstock Park Water Garden

We have received some really exciting news!

The Management Committee of the Leckford Estate has granted our request for a Water Garden Open Day on Sunday  1 June, 2014 (note the date for your diary!). Only 12 charities are given Open Days each year so we are really lucky!

The Water Garden within Longstock Park is part of the Leckford Estate – the Waitrose Farm and is part of the John Lewis Partnership.

Brief details:

  • Open from 2.00 to 5.00pm
  • We will receive the proceeds of the gate on the day
  • No dogs except Guide dogs
  • There is also a Farm Shop and Nursery, refreshments, etc.

 

Did you know that you can donate to Eastleigh Borough & Romsey MENCAP via Localgiving (http://localgiving.com/charity/ebrmencap)? It's quick and easy, and UK taxpayers can opt to offer Gift Aid too.

Limelight Local - Winter Blues 

Limelight Local is a personal development course for young people (18-30 years) with learning disabilities and young people who have been unemployed for more than three months. The drama group's latest project is called "Winter Blues". Read more...

We are very proud to be recipients of a grant from the Big Lottery to support this particular Theatre in Education project. The group are achieving great things for themselves and are keen to give their message to other young people in our community.

Gardening Club 

Our Gardening Club is for adults with learning disabilities who want to 'grow their own', have a real interest in or love of horticulture. Read more...

Safer Places 

A “Safe Place” can be a shop or public building which has the Safe Place sticker in its window. Any vulnerable person can join the scheme and will be given a Safe Place Card to carry. Read more...

EBR MENCAP Wristbands

Have you seen the latest fashion accessory, available from EBR MENCAP? They are a great way to show your support, and only cost £1 each. There are three colours - burgundy, bottle green and white, each sporting a different slogan, PARTICIPATE, RESPECT and ENJOY. Why not get all three so that you can mix and match?

The wristbands are a fundraising idea to help support us financially and will be on sale at all our events and projects in the coming months. Grab them while you can!

Membership

Our members receive a Newsflash nine times a year, either by email or post, and news of all new projects and opportunities. More about becoming a member...

Newsflash

Our newsletter, Newsflash, contains information about local and national initiatives, and about our activities.

Download the latest newsletter here

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).

Contact Us:

Phone: 023 8048 3471

Email: ebr.mencap@ntlworld.com

Post: 56 Oaktree Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton, SO18 1PH