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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’s Presentation of Petition to West Berkshire Council – 11th February 16

Thank you all for your continuing support with our campaign to stop these cuts.

So, what do we need you to do?

• Join us at 4.45pm outside the Council’s office in Market Street, Newbury on Thursday 11th February 2016, please bring your wonderful children and any family / friends / colleagues that you can.

• Bring banners and placards which make your feelings known.

• Stand with us to oppose these cuts to the very services at West Berkshire Mencap that keep us together as families and enable us to support our wonderfully unique children.

West Berkshire Mencap will be inviting local media along and members of petition hosting company, 38 Degrees, will also be joining us.

The more of us we can get together – the better!
The more banners and placards we can get together – the better!
The more noise we can make – the better!

Youth Club

Thursday night’s Youth Club will be running as normal and the Children’s Team will be providing information on the plans for the evening.

We hope to see you all on Thursday 11th February at 4.45pm – please join us if you possibly can!

About Us

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.