WHAT WE DO
Leighton Buzzard Mencap works to improve the lives and opportunities of children and adults with learning disabilities and their families.
We have lots of services and lots of ways that you can get involved with us. Click on the links opposite to learn a little bit more about each group.
If you can't find what you're looking for, just get in touch - we'd love to hear from you!
"I really enjoy being able to chat to others in the same boat. Thank you for being here for us, we really appreciate you all."
- Coffee & Cake attendee
"Here, parents help each other by passing on their own experiences, working together and pointing each other in the right direction."
- High 5s Parent
"Given the fantastic experience our daughter has had, it is hard to imagine how we would have entertained ourselves without Holiday Club. Independent social opportunities are worth so much to her, and therefore us, as she grows up - generally we find these opportunities more difficult to find or organise that when she was smaller. This has made a huge contribution to the wellbeing of our family."
- Holiday Club Parent
This group enables members aged 18+ to socialise with the wider public, including organised trips out and about, and preparation for independent living.
This immensely popular scheme provides an action-packed club for children aged eight to 18, invaluable experience for student volunteers and a well-deserved break for parents/carers.
A youth club for members aged eight to 18, High 5s meet once a week during term time. Parents, carers and siblings are welcome to come and join in too.
A playgroup for children under five, Opportunity Group provides a welcoming, secure and stimulating environment with a support system for parents/carers.