Charity (no. 243100)
West Dorset Mencap
"Providing help and support for people with a learning disability living in West Dorset"
West Dorset Mencap is a local group based in Bridport, Dorset and is affiliated to Mencap.
Our main aims are to provide help and support for people with a learning disability living in West Dorset and to also offer support to their families, dependants and carers.
Every person with a learning disability – no matter how severe their disability – can live fulfilled and independent lives. They just need the right support.
The National Federation of Gateway Clubs is a leisure organisation for people with a learning disability run by Mencap. In Bridport the club is organised and run by volunteers under the West Dorset Mencap committee. The Gateway Club meets fortnightly in Bridport WI Hall and offers a fun and varied programme of activities including discos and singing workshops.
Funds that are raised by West Dorset Mencap are used to support people and organisations in West Dorset. If you are organising a community event which will support people with learning disabilities then we would like to help. Additionally we are keen to support individuals living within our area for any equipment or travelling needs they may have. We invite people to apply for a grant if they have a need which West Dorset Mencap may be able to assist with.
To apply for a grant please complete our Grant Application Form and return to our shop, 54 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LL. Grant applications are reviewed at our bi-monthly committee meetings.
We have a thriving charity shop in East Street, Bridport – next to the East Street car park. We are open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm, closing at 12pm on Thursday. We sell everything from ladies clothing, menswear, home accessories, children’s clothing and toys, books, records and much more.
Our shop is managed by Kelly Dittrich and her team of volunteers. Donations are welcomed during shop opening times please. Unfortunately we can no longer accept electrical items or duvets. All other items are very welcome especially men’s clothing and shoes.
Please do visit our shop. All profits generated from the sale of items are used to support those with a learning disability living in West Dorset.
By becoming a member of West Dorset Mencap you will help us to spread news on our work. You will receive regular newsletters and information on events we organise and support. To become a member and support our group please complete our Membership Application Form and return with your payment of £3.00.
As one of the largest and longest serving disability charities in the sector, Mencap deliver vital services for people with a learning disability of all ages and their families. They also challenge current policy and practice where it is not working. Collectively, their work addresses the barriers people with a learning disability encounter on a daily basis, in the short and long term. Mencap would like to hear from you if you would be interested in delivery Learning Disability Sessions in West Dorset.
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