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.


  • New Year, new activities
  • New Flagship Art Club
  • Limelight Local - New Project in 2015
  • Annual Party and AGM
  • Chill Out Club - vacancy for Club Helper
  • Longstock Park Water Garden
  • Summer BBQ
  • Colour Me Happy Fun Run
  • SCOUT ADVENTURE - A Triumph for the Dreamers!
  • Newsflash

Projects ...

  • Limelight Local - The Dreamers
  • Flagship Art

...and Services

  • Gardening Club
  • Active Citizens
  • Chill Out Club
  • Walking Group
  • Basketball Club


  • Localgiving donations
  • Membership
  • Wristbands

New Year, new activities...

  • Six week film courses from 26 January, call the office to book your place.
  • Football coaching sessions in February. Open to everyone over 18 who has a learning disability. Let us know if you are interested!

New Flagship Art Club

  • We are running our new ART CLUB on Thursdays for people who have a serious interest in art and want to improve their skills.
  • Creative activity for MENCAP member relatives - 10 week programme.

Please contact Michelle on 023 8048 3471 or by email, to book your place.

Celebration Event October 2014

The Flagship Art Celebration Event was held on 23 October 2014 in the Swan Room at Haskins Garden Centre in West End. The exhibition of work was open to the public from 10.00 to 11.15am and from 12.30 to 5.00pm. See Event poster... (pdf )

Read more about Flagship Art...

Limelight Local - The Dreamers

The last LIMELIGHT LOCAL course has just started, ending with a performance at the Berry Theatre on 25 March. Call to find out more...023 8048 3471 (leave a message if there is no answer).

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.  More about The Dreamers...

Annual Party and AGM 

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Annual Party and AGM on 22 November 2014 at The Cranbury Centre. It was good to see so many of our members, and a great time was had by all, dancing to DJ Nicki, and having a go at the Wii Cow Racing!

Thanks also go to the committee members and helpers in arranging the food, drinks and entertainment.

Vacancy for Club Helper 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 Helper, and this could be the role for you.... read more

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!

What a triumph!


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

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...

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.

Match funding is available once more for each £10 donation, so please donate in 'parcels' of £10, ie £30 would be three individual payments of £10. With match funding these donations will give us £60!

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!


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...


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

Download the latest newsletter here (pdf )

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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