USEFUL LINKS

Here you will be able to find information about other local and national organisations that might be of interest to you. Click on the links to learn a bit more about each one.

Here you will be able to find information about other local and national organisations that might be of interest to you. Click on the links to learn a bit more about each one.

NATIONAL

 

MACINTYRE

MacIntyre provides learning, support and care for more than 1,500 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism, at more than 150 services across England and Wales. A wide range of services includes registered care homes, supported living, outreach, accredited training schemes and lifelong learning services, as well as a residential special school and further education provision.

W: www.macintyrecharity.org   E: hello@macintyrecharity.org   T: 01908 230100

MENCAP

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability, supporting thousands of people with a learning disability to do the things they love. Find advice, support, services and much, much more.

W: www.mencap.org.uk   E: helpline@mencap.org.uk   T: 0808 808 1111

LOCAL

 

1ST BEDFORDSHIRE INCLUSIVE GIRLGUIDING 

The South Bedfordshire Division now has an Additional Needs Girlguiding Unit - but everyone is welcome from wherever you live. Nicknamed 'BIGG', the unit is for girls aged 5 to 14 who may not be able to attend the usual weekly meetings, but still want to experience the opportunities that Girlguiding has to offer. Meet new friends whilst trying exciting activities and become part of a worldwide community of girls who come together to have fun, learn and make things happen. Meetings run on Saturday mornings in Leighton Buzzard. Take a look at their Facebook page for more information.

W: www.girlguiding.org.uk   E: specialneeds@bedsguiding.org.uk

CARERS IN BEDFORDSHIRE

Carers in Bedfordshire is a not-for-profit registered charity providing support for carers of family members and friends throughout Bedfordshire.

W: www.carersinbeds.org.uk   E: contact@carersinbeds.org.uk   T: 0300 111 1919

FREDDIE & FRIENDS SUNSHINE STOP

Freddie & Friends is a non-profit company providing a venue and service for the local additional needs community. It is starting to fundraise to make this happen in Leighton Buzzard to support all ages and abilities.

W: www.freddiesunshine.co.uk   E: freddiesunshinestop@gmail.com

HORSES HELPING PEOPLE

A therapeutic horsemanship centre located on the Bucks/Beds border, which benefits a wide range of adults and children, including those with behavioural challenges, mental health problems and learning difficulties. It helps to improve mental and physical wellbeing and social skills.

W: www.horseshelpingpeople.co.uk   E: info@horseshelpingpeople.co.uk   T: 01525 377688

KIDS IN ACTION

Based in Dunstable, Kids in Action provides support and social opportunities for children and young adults with special needs and disabilities, aiming to make a positive difference to each and every individual, encouraging their participation in social activities, in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

W: www.kidsinaction.org.uk   E: info@kidsinaction.org.uk   T: 01582 477762

LEIGHTON BUZZARD OTTERS SWIMMING CLUB

A swimming club founded in 1993 for people with disabilities, based in Leighton Buzzard. 

W: www.facebook.com/LB-Otters-Swimming-Club-1691342481097852/

LIMITLESS BY MENCAP

LIMITLESS is a new social group by Mencap in Dunstable for adults with learning disabilities, putting on a wide range of weekly themed activities.   W: www.facebook.com/LimitlessByMencap/   

E: limitlessmencap@gmail.com   T: 07958 734913

L.O.A.F. (AUTISM BEDFORDSHIRE)

L.O.A.F. provides a place where children with autism and their families can feel comfortable, accepted and valued. It is a calm, supportive environment that enables the children to feel safe, join in and not be judged if they don’t.

W: https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/saturday-services-loaf   T: 01234 214871

SPECTRUM COMMUNITY ARTS

A performing arts organisation that aims to enable participants of all ages to develop their self-esteem and self-expression in a safe, encouraging environment. A range of weekly, term-time sessions and one-off day camps that can involve dancing, singing, acting and creating, based in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes.

W: www.spectrumca.co.uk   E: jade@spectrumca.co.uk   T: 07741 280328

TEENAGE ADDITIONAL NEEDS GROUP (TANG)

TANG provides a safe, fun and friendly environment for young people aged 12 - 19 with disabilities or additional needs, run by the TACTIC Centre in Leighton Buzzard. Qualified youth workers run free activities and games including table tennis, music, baking, football and much more! The club runs every Monday evening in Linslade.

W: www.tactic-centre.co.uk   E: tactic@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk   T: 01525 373838

'YES WE CAN' DISABILITY SPORT

The YES WE CAN Disability Sports club was established by the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade to provide a wide range of sporting activities for those with disabilities in Leighton Buzzard and the wider district.

W: www.leightonlinsladerotary.com/yes-we-can/  T: 01525 211484

© Leighton Buzzard Mencap 2019

Email: info@lbmencap.org

Registered Charity Number: 259104

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