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West Berkshire Mencap’s Disabled Children’s Short Break Funding Cuts Petition
West Berkshire Council has written to us to give notice on all Short Breaks Funding from 31st March 2016. They are also consulting to find out whether families need these services. If you feel that West Berkshire Mencap should be able to provide Children’s Services could you sign the petition on the link below. Please spread the word of the petition with everyone who believes in the need and importance of the services we provide.
West Berkshire Mencap was first set up as a local society in 1954. In 1996 the society moved into purpose built premises in Newbury, generously donated by local company Trencherwood, and opened by HM The Queen. The Mencap hall, which is fully equipped for those with a disability, is used daily. It has an induction loop for the hard of hearing. There is also a large purpose built double sensory room that can be hired. The grounds of the Mencap Centre contain a children’s playground with a wheelchair swing and other equipment accessible for children with or without a disability.