Basingstoke Mencap

Objectives

Basingstoke Mencap is a local independent charity providing services and support for people with learning disabilities, their parents and carers.

We provide the following services and activities:-

  • One to One support for adults with learning disabilities
  • Seven leisure clubs
  • ASPIRE project to help adults with learning disabilities towards paid employment
  • GREENFINGERS which is a horticulture, woodwork and crafts project.
  • "Gardening in the community" to help those who cannot look after their gardens.

People with learning disabilities have fewer opportunities in life in terms of choice, health and employment; Basingstoke Mencap helps them to have more choice - our strapline is "exploring our horizons together". 

Activities

We provide the following services and activities:-

  • One to One support helping individuals to maintain their independence and encouraging¬†them to interact with the wider community and live more fulfilling lives.
  • Seven leisure clubs for adults and youngsters (including sports, performing arts, cookery, discos, outings and socialising)
  • ASPIRE which assists individuals gain confidence and prepare them for work experience and paid employment. This includes a weekly job club.
  • GREENFINGERS which is a horticulture, woodwork and crafts project running 5 days a week helping individuals to gain new skills. The project is based on a 1/3rd acre site and both produce and wooden items are available for the public to purchase. This project also supports adults with mental health issues.
  • "Gardening in the community" has just been launched where we have a team of mixed ability undertaking basic garden maintenance for local residents who are unable to look after their gardens.
  • We provide advice and support through signposting for individuals and their families.

Charity sectors

  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Social care

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Regional
Charity registration number: 

Current opportunities

  • Treasurer

    Basingstoke Mencap

    Hampshire, RG21 4AF

    Ongoing role

    The charity is expanding and requires a new treasurer to oversee the budgeting, forecasting, the way the money is spent and the production of year end reporting.   Read more

    Time commitment: Trustee meetings - currently every 6 weeks & 2 hours AGM - 1 x 2 hours per year. Year End Accounting and liaison with the "auditor" - 25 hours

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  • Communications Trustee

    Basingstoke Mencap

    Hampshire, RG21 4AF

    Trustee/Governor

    "Getting Us Known" - Marketing, Communications and Social Media. Read more

    Time commitment: Board meetings currently take place every 5 - 6 weeks and last 2 hours in the evening in Basingstoke.

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  • Fundraising Trustee

    Basingstoke Mencap

    Hampshire, RG21 4AF

    Trustee/Governor

    Develop and then manage a fundraising strategy for a local autonomous and expanding charity. Read more

    Time commitment: Board meetings are currently every 5 - 6 weeks and last 2 hours taking place in the evening in Basingstoke.

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