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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...

Digging in deep

THE WONDERS of technology have allowed a generous donation to reach the local people with learning disabilities it will now support - even if it can’t be handed over in person. A cheque for more than £4,000 has been donated to Heart of England Mencap by the Kenilworth...

Furloughed staff set up PPE production line

CARE staff who are continuing their vital work supporting local people with learning disabilities throughout the Covid-19 crisis have received a welcome PPE boost from employees of Volvo Group UK. A team of 15 volunteers from Volvo Group companies Renault Trucks,...

PPE donated by local bikers

THERE was a roar of excitement in Stratford at the weekend when a group of bikers revved up at a supported living setting for local people with learning disabilities with a donation of PPE. The kit and equipment was dropped off on Saturday (May 23rd) at Eastwell...

Thousands of face visors made and donated by school

HUGE thanks are going out to a team from King Henry VIII School in Coventry – who spent the Easter bank holiday weekend making hundreds of face visors for local care staff. A team of four teachers from the design & technology department have now made around 7,000...