Established in 1949, Eastbourne & District Mencap has been supporting local people with learning disabilities and their families for over 60 years.
We provide a range of services from 24 hour residential care to day opportunities and family services. We are a local registered charity supported by the kind and generous people of Eastbourne.
We are delighted to have more than 100 members who include people with learning disabilities, their families and those dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of people with learning disabilities. Our aim is to support people with learning disabilities, as valued members of society, to live a full and fulfilling life, with equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities.
Our work is managed by a Board of Trustees who, together with 90 experienced and qualified staff and some volunteers, are dedicated to providing first class services.
We work very closely with our partner agencies in Health and Social Care, continually improving and learning to ensure our services continue to be modern and effective.
Who do we Support?
There are many different types of learning disability. Some people with a mild learning disability do not need a lot of support in their lives. Others may need support with everyday things like going shopping, making choices or filling out forms. Some people may need extra support, especially if they also have a physical or sensory disability or have mental health problems.
For more information about learning disabilities click here.
We also recognise that the family of a person with a learning disability are very important to them. Services provided by any organisation are no substitute for family care and support which is why we encourage the involvement of families and friends of our residents and those in the community who use our services.
We provide this support in a number of ways
- We provide information on available services and how to access them
- We are always ready to listen to carers and family members who need someone to talk to in confidence
- We signpost people to appropriate agencies i.e. voluntary organisations and statutory bodies
- We provide social and leisure opportunities at our day services
- We hold occasional weekend and evening special events i.e. clubs, parties, discos, etc.
Legal details about our organisation
Eastbourne and District Mencap Limited is a company limited by guarantee
Registered in England and Wales
Company registration number 6182982
Registered Charity number 1125686
Registered Office: 113 Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, BN22 8AD. (Affiliated to Royal Mencap Society)