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Petitioning for #BetterPay4SocialCare

A PETITION calling on the government to deliver better pay for social care workers has been taken to the Treasury by a Shipston man with learning disabilities, representing the charity he is supported by. Brian Steel is supported by Heart of England Mencap, which...

Accessible cycling pedals into Stratford

HEART of England Mencap is gearing up to launch a brand new accessible cycling programme in Stratford. This new venture pedalled into town with an Open Day at the end of July, with free sessions for anyone who wanted to try out cycling on an adaptive bike. It’s all...

The perfect place to ‘hideaway’

THE crackling fires and starry skies – there’s nothing quite like cosying up together on a secluded weekend away soaking up the romance of the great British countryside with a glamping adventure for two. And a romantic glamping staycation here in Warwickshire has just...

Cooking up a Healthier Me

HEALTHY living is top of the menu at Heart of England Mencap, thanks to funding to support a new project. The charity, which supports local people with learning disabilities, has received more than £3000 in funding to be part of ‘A Healthier Me’ – a project...

Tackling digital inequality highlighted by Covid-19

HEART of England Mencap is part of a major national project aiming to reduce isolation amongst some of the most vulnerable members of our community and tackle digital inequality highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The charity, which supports around 200 people with a...

Getting by – with a little help from their friends

FRIENDSHIPS are being fostered at a time when we all need them the most, thanks to a new initiative from Heart of England Mencap. The charity, which supports local people with learning disabilities, has set up a new ‘Friendship Circle’ project in Stratford, securing...

Critical funding for critical care

FROM replacement flooring to PPE, critical funding has supported the prompt delivery of a raft of measures to ensure a local care provider can continue to operate safely during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. As well as supporting vital infection control measures – such...

From creative to community

SCI-FI scriptwriting just as the BBC re-launched Dr Who to a new generation might sound like a dream job to many. But for Edd Terrey it only served to cement his drive to leave the world of TV and focus instead on a return to the youth and community work that changed...

Celebrating the Care Heroes in our communities

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the life-changing support care workers provide in our communities. Heart of England Mencap organised a special week of celebrations to thank its amazing team of carers for their amazing commitment to what they do. #WeCare Week was all about...