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...

  • Eastleigh Community Games Event
  • Longstock Park Water Garden
  • Summer BBQ
  • Colour Me Happy Fun Run
  • Localgiving donations
  • Chill Out Club - vacancy for Club Co-ordinator
  • SCOUT ADVENTURE - A Triumph for the Dreamers!
  • Newsflash
Projects and Services...

  • Limelight Local
  • Gardening Club
  • Safer Places

...and

  • Membership
  • Wristbands

Eastleigh Community Games Event

This summer there is the chance to try out new sports and maybe sign up to a club and a new healthy life style. Badminton, boccia, wheelchair basketball, table tennis, baton twirling, volleyball and gymnastics will all be on offer to try out.

When: Sunday, 27 July 10am - 2pm (admission free)
Where: Pavilion on the Park, 1 Kingfisher Road, Eastleigh SO50 9LH
  • Family Activities
  • Wacky Games and races
  • Taster Activities, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting
  • Refreshments and Stalls
Our Eastleigh Borough & Romsey MENCAP Basketball Club will be
represented at the Games. Why not come along and see us? We will be
giving taster sessions outside on the grass, so you can try throwing,
passing and shooting. Al Cunningham, our basketball coach will be there to
give you encouragement.

If basketball is not your thing, there are lots of other activities and sports.
We hope to see you there!

Longstock Park Water Garden

Open by kind permission of the John Lewis Partnership

Longstock Park Water Garden was open to the public on behalf of Eastleigh Borough and Romsey MENCAP on Sunday, 1 June.

What a glorious afternoon! The garden looked stunning in the sunshine, and it was great to see so many of you there, enjoying a relaxing stroll by the water. Thank you for coming along, and for helping us to raise a massive £3300!

Summer BBQ



We were blessed with a day of perfect weather on 28 June in spite of the forecast,which had threatened rain and thunder storms all week for our chosen day.

Sixty people attended and some enjoyed a short walk around the Royal Victoria Country Park before the barbecue. We had a range of dips while the burgers were cooking and then home made salads, sausages and burgers and tempting desserts.

Colour Me Happy Fun Run

Our thanks to Ben's Team (Ben, Thibaut, Fi and Ed) who ran in the Colour Me Happy Fun Run in Portsmouth on Sunday, 29 June and raised around £400 on our behalf. Well done, Team!

  

Before...                                                                                   ...and after!

 
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.

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

What a triumph!

"SCOUT ADVENTURE"


On Wednesday April 2 our young adults’ integrated theatre group, The Dreamers, gave the only public performance of their show SCOUT ADVENTURE to a large and enthusiastic audience.


After the show… The cast with the Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Malcom Cross


Limelight Local 

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. Read more...

We are very proud to be recipients of a grant from the Big Lottery to support their next Theatre in Education project in the Autumn. 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. New polytunnel purchased with grant from Hedge End, West End and Botley Local Area Committee! 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).

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