Maidstone Mencap has been running since the 1970s and is an integral part of the local community.
The charity runs a playschool and social clubs for children and young people with learning and physical disabilities. Many of the children and young persons who use our services also have additional medical needs, autism, difficulty communicating or challenging behaviour; any of which may mean they are excluded from clubs elsewhere. We do our best to meet each individual’s needs, including responding to their likes and dislikes.
It is important to highlight Maidstone Mencap is a separate charity to Royal Mencap; although we are affiliated.
Royal Mencap strategically campaigns nationally for the rights of those living with learning and physical disabilities;
whilst local Mencaps are the operational ‘boots-on-the-ground’ and ‘arm-around’ those who need help and support.