Our Services

Due to the Covid-19 virus, EASTLEIGH BOROUGH & ROMSEY MENCAP are cancelling all our clubs for the time being


We are sorry to have to take this action as we know how much our members enjoy the activities we provide but this is essential to keep people safe and well.


We will review the situation at the end of April and will be in touch with our club members at that time. 


For the moment there will be

  • No Flagship Art Club
  • No Basketball Club
  • No Chill Out Club for either Group – Skittles night postponed until the autumn
  • No Active Citizens
  • No Gardening Club
  • No Grantham Green Growers

If you are stuck at home, our ACTIVE CITIZENS Group have put together a list of things you might do. Watching the television is good for a while but you can keep your mind and body active too while you are at home. This is important for your health and well being.


The Active Citizens' list of stuff to do at home...


  • Talking to friends on the phone
  • Face timing your family
  • Using facebook

Being Active

(If you go out try to avoid close contact with other people)  
Try to do something active at least once a day, or more…

  • Cycling around the block or to the park and back
  • Gardening   
  • Walking – walking with purpose. Not dawdling along but walking briskly, decide where you are going and move swiftly along to that place, swinging your arms and being energetic.
  • Nature walk – if there is a park near your home, walk there every few days and see what is changing. Are there bulbs coming up?
  • Playing on the Wii – particularly any sport or exercise
  • Spring cleaning your room
  • Spring cleaning your house
  • Decorating your room (house)

Being Creative


  • Make an entry for our postcard Competition – theme: MY HOME, MY GARDEN. Draw or paint on a standard size postcard (you can cut one out of card – 10cm x 150cm)  a picture of your home and or garden. Any medium, paint, pencil, pastels, oils. Your picture can be your own home, a dream home, whatever you want!

All entries will be exhibited at our next FLAGSHIP ART EXHIBITION and we will award prizes.  You can enter as many times as you wish.  EXHIBITION probably in the autumn this year.

  • Painting by numbers in a book or on your tablet
  • Colouring in an adult colouring book
  • Wordsearches
  • Dot to dot puzzles
  • Knitting
  • Making Easter Cards
  • Crocheting
  • Painting
  • Sketching
  • Drawing a self portrait using a mirror or photograph
  • Making a scrap book of the last year, or a recent holiday 
  • Making models with lego
  • Doing jigsaw puzzles easy ones first, then the really hard ones!
  • Baking
  • Planning new meals and making them
  • Making craft kits – cross stitch
  • Making models – planes, ships etc
  • Learning to do origami

Being organised

  • Sorting out all the pictures on your phone, deleting the terrible ones!
  • Decluttering your room – do you need this? Do you still like it? Make decisions!
  • Sorting out your spring clothes, summer clothes…! Does it still fit? Am I still comfortable in this?

Being entertained

  • Watching TV
  • Watching DVDs or box sets
  • Reading
  • Listening to music
  • Choose your Desert Island Discs – your favourite 8 songs
  • Play games on your phone
  • Listening to audio books
  • Listening to stories and plays on the radio 
  • Bird watching from your window – can you identify the birds?
  • Counting the birds that come to your feeder, recording what you see.

The beauty is you can do some of these things at the same time!

We don’t like to endorse one company above another but THE WORKS on Market Street in Eastleigh has a huge range of quite cheap puzzle books and blank Easter cards to make.  Hobbycraft at West End has many things to buy that can occupy your time.


Please tell us if you have found other things to do that you want to share with your friends.  We will add these to the list and if you send in pictures we will showcase them.


Printable list of Things to Do...


Active Citizens - list of stuff to do
AC11 - stuff to do v1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [344.5 KB]


Our services are open to anyone with a learning disability who lives in the borough of Eastleigh or in Romsey.

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 services cover a wide range of activities, all possible with the support of grants from various sources - use links on this page for more information.


Contact Michelle on 023 8048 3471 (or by email info@ebrmencap.org.uk) to find out more...


Chill Out Club

The Chill Out Club is a membership club for adults with a learning disability who want to meet up with their friends in the evening. It is not a drop-in.


Eastleigh Hot Shots (Basket Ball Club)

Eastleigh Hot Shots basket ball club provides regular physical exercise, competitive opportunities, personal challenges and fun for a group of adults with learning disabilities through basketball.


Flagship Art Club

Our Art Club in West End started at the end of January 2015. The Club is for people who have a real interest in art and in improving their skills. Club members are expected to focus on the artistic tasks that the group are set by our tutor, Caroline Rackham.

The cost for the Club is £5 per session, this includes tuition, refreshments and all materials.

Please contact Michelle on 023 8048 3471 (or by email info@ebrmencap.org.uk) if you wish to attend.

All who have a serious interest in art are welcome.

Gardening Club

Our Gardening Club is for adults with learning disabilities who want to learn how to grow their own food, and those who have a real interest in or love of horticulture.



Grantham Green Growers...

...is a  new service started in July 2017 following the transformation of the site over the previous eight months. People with learning disabilities who enjoy gardening will be working on maintaining the shrubs at Grantham Green every two weeks or so, throughout the year.



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