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We believe that people with a learning disability have the right to lead the life they want for themselves, enjoy equal opportunities and be valued as members of society.  We are a County wide charity working with local Mencap groups and other organisations interested in supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers.  In partnership with Royal Mencap we continually strive to increase awareness of those with a learning disability and campaign for better services such as respite and short term care provision.


We aim to engage with as many individuals, groups, organisations and companies as possible to develop a comprehensive database of useful information, advice and frequently asked questions that can be shared and be accessible to all. If you have ideas and advice that you would like to share please feel free to contact us.

Registered Charity No: 1108097

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Essex Mencap is the voice of

Learning Disability in Essex


  • To promote the advancement of people with a learning disability and to provide support for their families and carers enabling those with a learning disability to live as full a life as possible and achieve fuller   inclusion within the community.


  • Increase public awareness of the abilities and needs of people with a learning disability and the problems and needs of their families and carers.


  • To act as an umbrella organisation within the county for local Mencap groups and other groups working with people with a learning disability.


  • Liaise closely with Royal Mencap.  Provide four open meetings a year to enable parents, carers, and professionals to discuss current issues.


  • Provide up to date information through the Essex Mencap website, Essex Mencap News, newsletters, meetings and publicity


  • Essex Mencap takes its responsibilities seriously and has adopted policies which are reviewed annually and checked with current guidelines and legislation.

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