London Support Map

Below there is a map of London showing all the London boroughs.

You can click on a borough to see what groups there are for parents in that area.

To find national organisations and those based outside London, you can visit our National Support page.

Map of London Boroughs Map of London boroughs to show support and services Map of London London Borough of Harrow London Borough of Barnet Enfield Borough Borough of Waltham Forest Borough of Redbridge Borough of Barking and Dagenham London Borough of Havering Borough of Bexley Borough of Bromley Borough of Croydon Brough of Croydon Borough of Sutton Borough of Merton Borough of Lewisham Boroough of Southwark Brough of Kingston Borough of Lambeth Haringey Borough of Greenwich Borough of Richmond Borough of Camden Borough of Hackney Borough of Tower Hamlets Borough of Newham Borough of Islington Borough of westminster Borough of Brent Borough of Hounslow Borough of Ealing Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Borough of Wandsworth City of London

 

London Boroughs

Barking and Dagenham

Bridging the Gap is an an advocacy service for people with a learning disability who can’t get support from social services.

Anyone with a learning disability who lives in Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Havering, or Barking and Dagenham can use the Bridging the Gap service.

Bridging the Gap includes a drop-in service for people who only need a little bit of help from an advocate. We can help with things like filling in forms and understanding letters.

There is also a one-to-one casework service for people who need more detailed work with an advocate, for example support in attending meetings.

There have been some changes to the drop in times. The drop in is now on:

Tuesdays: 12 - 4pm

Fridays: 10am - 2pm

Barnet

Barnet Mencap and Dimensions are now running a drop in service for adults with learning disabilities in the borough of Barnet.

If you need support with housing, money, benefits or other issues, then the drop in is here for you.

We can give you information about what is available for you locally

The drop in takes place 4 days a week, at the following times/locations:

  • Monday 2pm - 5:30 pm at Barnet Mencap,
    35 Hendon Lane, Finchley N3 1RT
  • Tuesday 11am - 4pm at Dimensions,
    Britannia House, 960 High Road, London N12 9RY
  • Thursday 11am - 4pm at Dimensions,
    Britannia House, 960 High Road, London N12 9RY
  • Friday 10am - 2pm at Barnet Mencap,
    35 Hendon Lane, Finchley N3 1RT
  • If you'd prefer to phone us, you can do so on 020 8349 3842 or 020 8343 8897.

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Bexley

MENCAP (Bexley)

A Family Support Service, integrated toddler group, carers' united meetings offering support, help and advice, a self-advocacy group, committees and group representation at statutory and voluntary meetings.

Advocacy for All

Charity Number : 1064855

Advocacy for All is an independent scheme that works on behalf of people with learning disabilities.

Advocates are ordinary local people who are recruited, trained and supported by the co-ordinators.

Brent

Brent Parents Support Group

Come and join our group to talk to other parents who have learning difficulties.

  • We get together to support each other.
  • We listen to each other and understand each other.
  • People are very friendly here.
  • Helping us to understand about parenting
  • We share our experiences and understand each other
  • You can bring your children and have fun together          
  • There is a garden where children can play.

Every Wednesday 11am- 1pm

  • Brent Mencap‎
    379-381 High Road
    London
    NW10 2JR

Men's and Women's Groups

The aim of the group is to create a social atmosphere where you can build friendships, build self esteem and develop social interactions skills, enabling you to be more independent. This will increase your access to the community and relevant services you require.

Have your say and make a difference.

Remember we want you take the lead in deciding what is best for you and what Mencap should be doing to support you.

Some things we will be discussing:

  • Social Activities in the Community 
  • Personal / Home Safety and Security
  • Relationships and Friendships
  • Domestic Violence / Abuse
  • Disability Issues
  • Celebrations of diversity
  • Healthy Eating / Cooking
  • Budgeting / Money-Management
  • Education / Courses / Training
  • Woman’s issues

Men's and Women's Groups are held every other Wednesday Evening.

  • Brent Mencap‎
    379-381 High Road
    London NW10 2JR
  • For further information phone us on 020 8451 5278

The Advocacy Project

Welcome to the Advocacy Project.

We provide advocacy for and with people with learning disabilities. We work in Westminster, Camden, Kensington and Chelsea and Brent.

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Bromley

Camden

Camden Residents Peer Support Group

Our Group Your Group

We are a group of parents with learning difficulty.

We run our group your group independently do all our own fundraising and fight for our rights and children rights. Every Wednesday 12:00 – 2:30pm Not School Holidays

The advocacy Project

Welcome to the Advocacy Project.

We provide advocacy for and with people with learning disabilities. We work in Westminster, Camden, Kensington and Chelsea and Brent.

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City of London

Please let us know what support and services there are in your borough:

Croydon

Croydon Mencap

Monday Club

Large social club for adults of all ages with a learning disability, providing leisure activities such as snooker, darts, sewing, tabletop activities, music and special events such as discos and barn dances.

Sessions run: 7 - 9pm every Monday (except Christmas, Easter and summer breaks, and Bank Holidays)

Cost: £2.50 per session.

  • St Mary’s Church Hall,
    Wellesley Road,
    Croydon CR0 2AR
  • Club Leader Sandra Grant via the main office 020 8684 5890
  • 020 8664 9857 (Fax)

Ealing

Ealing Mencap represents the interests of people with learning disabilities and their carers within the London borough of Ealing.

We are a voluntary organisation which successfully combines committed volunteers and paid staff.

We run a range of projects to help people with learning disabilities and their carers

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Enfield

Enfield Mencap provides a variety of services for adults during the day (Monday to Friday) and young people in transition from children’s to adult services in the early evenings.

Greenwich

Advocacy in Greenwich

  • The Forum @ Greenwich
    Trafalgar Road
    Greenwich
    SE10 9EQ

We offer advocacy to parents with a learning difficulty living in Greenwich Borough:

Parents' Self Advocacy Group

Greenwich Parenting Project LogoThe Self Advocacy Group for Parents with a learning difficulty meets on the first Thursday of each month.

The group wants to work to make things better for parents with a learning difficulty in Greenwich, across London and nationally.

For more information about the group please contact

One to one Advocacy

Greenwich Community Learning Disability Team

Greenwich Children’s Information Service

A web directory of services and events for children, young people and parents in Greenwich Borough.

Greenwich Mencap

Greenwich Mencap can offer parents with a learning disability support with their role as a parent as a well as support if they have a child with a learning disability.

Hackney

Family Action

Family Action provides a range of services to parents and is based in Hackney.

Hammersmith and Fulham

  • H&F Learning Disability Service
    Stamford Brook Centre
    14-16 Stamford Brook Avenue
    London, W6 0YD
  • 020 8383 6464
  • 020 8383 6465 (fax)
  • There is a map to help people find out where the venue is (pdf, 163kb)
  • Options Day Centre
    280 Goldhawk Road,
    London,
    W12
  • Phone Grant White on 020 8748 5168 or 07977 111 970 to find out more.

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Haringey

Markfield is a community centre in Haringey which promotes the dignity, choice, independence and community inclusion of Disabled people and their families.

We provide a huge range of services which give people access to ordinary and fulfilling life experiences. We meet the needs of people with widely differing ages, interests and dreams.

Haringey Mencap Advocacy

We work together with people with learning disabilities to make sure that people listen to their choices and respect their views.

We help people with learning disabilities to do things in the community. For example we help them to do sports, to go to appointments, to write letters and take part in meetings.

We support people with learning disabilities to fight for their rights.

For more information on this contact:

  • Haringey Mencap Advocacy Service
    The Bell Brewery
    676 Tottenham High Rd
    London N17 OAE
  • Tel 020 8365 0251

Harrow

Our Purpose

To work with and represent people with learning disabilities and their families and carers to ensure their needs, rights and aspirations are met.

Get2gether Club

Our Get2gether Club runs on Wednesdays.

The idea of the club is to give people with learning disabilities a time and space to socialise, not only with each other but with the community in the evenings. A diverse selection of activities include cinema trips, girls / boys nights, party evenings, meals out, board game evenings.

To book a place and for more information contact 020 8423 7382

  • Harrow Mencap
    3 Jardine House
    Bessborough Road, Harrow
    Middlesex, HA1 3EX
  • 020 8869 8484
  • 020 8423 5649 (Fax)

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Havering

Bridging the Gap is an an advocacy service for people with a learning disability who can’t get support from social services.

Anyone with a learning disability who lives in Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Havering, or Barking and Dagenham can use the Bridging the Gap service.

Bridging the Gap includes a drop-in service for people who only need a little bit of help from an advocate. We can help with things like filling in forms and understanding letters.

There is also a one-to-one casework service for people who need more detailed work with an advocate, for example support in attending meetings.

There have been some changes to the drop in times. The drop in is now on:

Tuesdays: 12 - 4pm

Fridays: 10am - 2pm

Hillingdon

Please let us know what support and services there are in your borough:

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Hounslow

Please let us know what support and services there are in your borough:

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Islington

The Parents Project at The Elfrida Society

  • The Parents Project helps parents with learning difficulties get the right support and to support each other.
  • We do this by running a parent’s advocacy service and offering one to one support to parents.
  • We ran an accessible Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities Course in January 2010.
  • The Elfrida Society
    34 Islington Park Street
    N1 1PX:

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities for Parents with Learning Difficulties

We are not currently running this course but if they are interested please do get in contact.

The Elfrida Society with the support of the Islington’s Parent Support Commissioner will be running a specially adapted version of SFSC Course. This course will be helpful for parents who are parenting full time, with support or who have regular contact with a child not living with them.

The course will provide parents with the opportunity to look at parenting issues in a supportive setting.

They will learn new skills in how to set boundaries and build self confidence in their parenting. It will help parents develop confidence and self esteem in their children.
The course will last 16 weeks with one home visit.

It will take place at Highbury Roundhouse on Fridays, starting early January 2010, between 11- 2pm and will include a light lunch. Childcare will be provided.

To find out more or to reserve a place for a parent you work with please contact:

Ali. F. Jabeen at the Parents Project

Centre 404

We are a charity that offers friendly, reliable and person centred support to people with a learning disability and their families in north London. We provide Support to be Independent, Supported Living, after school, evening and weekend Clubs and Activities, and Support for Families.

We can also help you with your Personal Budget and provide Personal Support Workers and access to a variety of Group Activities.

We can also offer many varied and rewarding Volunteer Opportunities.

  • 404 Camden Road,
    London, N7 0SJ
  • General Enquiries - 020 7607 8762
    Family Support - 020 7697 1325
  • Information and Signposting office (for parents of children 0-18) -
    020 3316 1930
    Supported Housing - 020 7697 1327
  • Clubs and activities - 020 7697 1324

Kensington and Chelsea

The Advocacy Project

We provide advocacy for and with people with learning disabilities. We work in Westminster, Camden, Kensington and Chelsea and Brent.

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Kingston 

Kingston Mencap is a local registered charity which supports adults and children with a learning disability, and their families and carers. The charity always offers a warm welcome to new people.

There are three clubs:

There is also a Saturday drop-in, plus a carers’ group, too.

There are always lots of social activities like family fun days, bowling nights, boat trips and theatre outings.

Lambeth

All enquiries are welcome.

Merton

People with a learning disability should have the same choices and opportunities as everyone else.

We provide a range of services and activities which help people learn new skills, try new leisure activities and develop their life experiences.

  • Merton Mencap,
    Wilson Hospital,
    Cranmer Road,
    Mitcham CR4 4TP
  • 020 8646 0965

Newham

Newham Advocacy Project

  • We are a team of advocates.
  • We do One to One advocacy and group advocacy
  • We listen to what you say.
  • We help you find out information.
  • We help you to understand what your options are. We support you in the decisions you make.
  • We help you to speak up for yourself
  • Newham Advocacy Project,
    140 Balaam Street,
    London. E13 8RD
  • 020 8552 2466

Powerhouse – For women with learning difficulties

Redbridge

Bridging the Gap is an an advocacy service for people with a learning disability who can’t get support from social services.

Anyone with a learning disability who lives in Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Havering, or Barking and Dagenham can use the Bridging the Gap service.

Bridging the Gap includes a drop-in service for people who only need a little bit of help from an advocate. We can help with things like filling in forms and understanding letters.

There is also a one-to-one casework service for people who need more detailed work with an advocate, for example support in attending meetings.

There have been some changes to the drop in times. The drop in is now on:

Tuesdays: 12 - 4pm

Fridays: 10am - 2pm

Richmond 

Women's Group

Logo for Woemens group at Richmond

The Women's Group meet once a month.

This monthly support group is for women who use learning disability services who like to discuss relationships, feelings, emotions, women's problems and any other topics. We also meet for dinner, coffee, shopping and day trips.

For information please contact Laura on 0208 744 1923

Meeting Place

Richomnd Social group Logo

A social club formed to provide a safe place to chat, socialise and meet with peers. The meeting place is for people living independently in the borough and ensures people are supported so they do not feel isolated.

With an average weekly attendance of 15 people, it's a fun, lively and happy place to chill out and catch up on the week. The group cook for each other once every three weeks and, once every three weeks they try out a different local pub.

Monica visits the meeting place and says how important it is to know she can drop in and see friendly faces and go out and be with friends. It's important we feel valuable members of the community, and pubs tend to be at the heart of local communities!

They have also had a variety of trips to: the RAF museum, Rose Theatre, The Lord's Mayor Show, a trip to Whitstable and various meals out.

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Southwark

Lambeth Mencap provides support services and activities for people with learning difficulties in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

Have a look on the website to see what is happening near you!

All enquiries are welcome.

  • 43 Knight's Hill
    Lambeth,
    London SE27 0HS
  • 020 8655 7711

Sutton

Sutton Mencap

Hi! We're the Number 8 Groupies.

We're a group of fun young people, who come together to chat with friends, listen to music and sometimes have some good food. Everyone is kind and friendly. We also have excellent discos with the best DJ in the world.

  • Olivia Griffin on 020 8647 8600.
  • www.suttonmencap.org.uk
    There are lots more activities on our website!
  • Sutton Mencap
    8 Stanley Park Road
    Wallington
    SM6 0EU

Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets Advocacy Project

THAP is funded by Tower Hamlets and managed by Mencap.

It offers one to one and crisis advocacy to people with learning disabilities living in Tower Hamlets, aged 18 years and above.

Waltham Forest

Bridging the Gap is an an advocacy service for people with a learning disability who can’t get support from social services.

Anyone with a learning disability who lives in Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Havering, or Barking and Dagenham can use the Bridging the Gap service.

Bridging the Gap includes a drop-in service for people who only need a little bit of help from an advocate. We can help with things like filling in forms and understanding letters.

There is also a one-to-one casework service for people who need more detailed work with an advocate, for example support in attending meetings.

There have been some changes to the drop in times. The drop in is now on:

Tuesdays: 12 - 4pm

Fridays: 10am - 2pm

Wandsworth 

Wandsworth Mencap provides information and support to family and carers of people with learning disabilities.

Westminster

The Advocacy Project

We provide advocacy for and with people with learning disabilities. We work in Westminster, Camden, Kensington and Chelsea, and Brent.

WAND

WAND is the user-led organisation for Westminster.

This means the organisation is controlled and managed by deaf and disabled people.

We believe that deaf and disabled should have the right to live independent lives and have equal access to services in the community.

WAND supports deaf and disabled people to be heard. We do this by providing a number of services like information, advocacy, group meetings and campaigns.

WAND speaks for and on behalf of its members. WAND members are all deaf or disabled and either live, work or study in Westminster.

WAND Advocacy Service

WAND logoThe WAND Advocacy Service can help you have your say and to take control of the decisions that affect you and your life. Advocacy can help you by:

  • Helping you to clarify your own views and wishes
  • Supporting you to speak up for yourself and your views effectively
  • Representing your views on your behalf
  • Providing you with independent advice and information to enable you to make an informed choice
  • Helping to negotiate and resolve situations where there is a conflict

The Advocacy Service is free and confidential and is open to disabled and deaf people living in Westminster.

  • 0845 604 6442
  • 020 7286 0650 (fax)
  • Westminster Action Network on Disability
    96 Bourne Terrace
    London W2 5TH

Our offices are fully accessible to disabled people.

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National Groups

Green map of UKTo find national organisations and those based outside London, you can visit our National Support page.