Eastleigh Borough and Romsey MENCAP Society is the local society for people who live within the Eastleigh Borough and in Romsey. We run a number of activities in the region aimed at supporting people with learning disabilities who live with their families, in supported housing or independently.
We organise a range of activities, please click on the links to find out more.
The Society is run by volunteers and employs six part-time members of staff.
Elaine Fish is Chair of our committee.The committee includes local people, carers and people with learning disabilities.
Membership is £12.00 per year. This entitles you to receive a regular copy of our newsletter, Newsflash, either by email or post. Our members receive news of all new projects and opportunities and therefore have the first opportunity to access our services and to snap up places on our projects.
We are always looking for enthusiastic people to help us run the society. Please click on How you can help for current opportunities or contact us on 07799 370043 for an informal discussion.
Thank you to Asda for great support this year!!
We have been the recipients of a donation as shown by the giant cheque given early in the year. We also held a coin collection in store at the end of July.
Thanks to all who participated in collecting, to the customers who were so generous and supportive and to ASDA staff for their kindness in welcoming us into the store.
We are very fortunate to have this kind of support from our community.
The society has no core funding apart from the annual Membership subscriptions which amount to about £500 each year. People are often amazed that we are not funded by “the government” or “the council”. We are not, though individual County councillors do support us through their small grants schemes and some parishes where we work offer us a great deal of support – West End and HEWEB for example.
We have also received a regular grant of £500 from Eastleigh Borough Council towards our running costs and insurance for many years. Although all our activities attract a charge or “subs”, these do not even begin to cover actual costs. Clubs which are irregularly attended also become less viable and more likely to close.
If you have any ideas where we might find more funds, business where we might be nominated or you want to undertake a sponsored challenge to assist us – please get in contact with us to share your ideas, we would love to hear them!