Elmbridge Mencap – Regular Activities, Including Adult Social Club & Youth Club
We run a Social Club (Nova Club) for adults and a Youth Club for young people with learning disabilities on alternate Wednesdays (7-9pm) at Burview Hall.
Weekly Get Up and Go sessions are run on Thursdays; a morning and an afternoon session for those adults with profound learning disabilities.
A Cinema Night is run once a month on a Saturday evening and a Family Fun afternoon is run one Sunday a month. This is open to families with a child with a learning disability and their siblings to enjoy the facilities of the hall.
About Elmbridge Mencap
Elmbridge Mencap is affiliated to Mencap but works independently on a local level for the benefit of people with learning disabilities and their parents/carers in the Elmbridge and surrounding areas. We are here to offer help and advice in a practical way and we hope enrich the lives of all people with learning disabilities.
The following excellent video is a great overview of Elmbridge Mencap and the facilities at Burview Hall.
Volunteers & Funding
Elmbridge Mencap is mainly run by volunteers who devote a lot of time to fundraising through organising Christmas fairs, jumble sales, attending fetes, table top sales and cinema nights. Seven part time members of staff are employed to assist with the booking of the hall, accounts, and club organisation. We do not receive any support/subsidies from Mencap or any other charity/government departments. We rely on income from hall lettings, fundraising activities, membership subscriptions and grant awards.