Reading Mencap is a small local charity that provides information, support and respite services for children and adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders, and their families. We are affiliated to the UK’s leading learning disability charity, the Royal Mencap Society, but receive no financial support from them.
Our charity has been supporting hundreds of families in Reading for more than 50 years. Our unique Family Support Service provides individual casework to help families with issues such as poor housing, lack of benefits, hate crime, ill health, special education provision and social care services. We also run a range of weekly activity groups and events for people of all ages with learning disabilities, so they can have fun, learn new skills and get involved in their community. In addition, there are social and informative events for family carers and siblings.