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CEO Vacancy

posted 3 Dec 2018, 04:54 by Bexley Mencap

 
Do you have a track record of successfully leading an organisation to consistently deliver? 
Are you keen to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities?
Would you like to join an organisation with an ambition to grow?

We are a small and dynamic independent local charity focused exclusively on supporting people with learning disability and their   families, as well as advocating for their needs and rights.  With the impending retirement of our current Chief Executive, we are looking to recruit a replacement to strategically lead our organisation.  You will be joining a close knit team of dedicated individuals committed to our mission, working in a positive and friendly environment. The role is essential in managing the organisation at a time of considerable change, whilst ensuring its continued smooth running by delivering on all of our projects and campaigns.
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For more information, please email steve.davies@bexleymencap.org.uk or call our current Chief Executive, Steve Davies on 020 8303 6336
Closing date for completed applications or CVs is 4.30pm on Friday 4th January 2019

Award winners!

posted 29 Nov 2018, 01:44 by Bexley Mencap

We were thrilled to win the award for the Learning Disability Services Organisation at
Bexley Council’s Caring at its Best Awards.  You can read the full report on the Council's website here 

Helping Bexley Mencap & the planet!

posted 29 Nov 2018, 01:20 by Bexley Mencap

Do you already recycle your waste and rubbish? If so, do you want to win vouchers and discounts for yourself and help raise money for Bexley Mencap all at the same time? 
Bexley Mencap has been selected as one of 5 charities for a local green points scheme www.localgreenpoints.com     
London Green Points – Bexley rewards you and your community for reusing and recycling as much as you can. The more you do, the more money you can win for local charities and community projects and the more chance you’ll have of winning vouchers for yourself.  Residents can then vote for one of the 5 charities to receive the support of their Community. They are giving £7,500 to charities every 6 months, for the next 18 months. The group with the most Green Points after 6 months will win the biggest donation for their selected project. 1st prize £3,500 – 5th prize - £500. If you’re a Bexley resident and want to get discounts and vouchers for recycling, please sign up to www.localgreenpoints.com and vote for Bexley Mencap.

Operations Manager vacancy

posted 16 May 2018, 03:04 by Bexley Mencap   [ updated 16 May 2018, 03:42 ]

Operations Manager
c. £30—£35k
Bexleyheath, Kent


Do you have a track record of successfully supporting an organisation to consistently deliver?
Are you keen to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities?
Would you like to join an organisation with an ambition to grow?
We are a small and dynamic independent local charity focused exclusively on supporting people with learning disability and their families, as well as advocating for their needs and rights.  
We are looking to recruit an Operations Manager to work closely with the Chief Executive to support our operational functions. You will be joining a close knit team of dedicated individuals committed to our mission, working in a positive and friendly environment. 
The role is essential in ensuring the smooth running of the charity and helping us meet our objectives by delivering on all of our projects and campaigns.
For more information, see files below or email steve.davies@bexleymencap.org.uk
For an informal chat, please contact our Chief Executive, Steve Davies on 020 8303 6336
Closing date for completed applications or CVs is 4.30pm on Friday 15th June 2018

Walking for Bexley Mencap

posted 18 Apr 2018, 02:44 by Bexley Mencap

On 12th May, and following a circular route through the Kent countryside, Suzi's walk will pass through Lullingstone,Shoreham, Otford and back to Orpington.

Walking for Bexley Mencap and tying in perfectly with National Walking Month, please lend Suzi your support as she takes on a feet aching 30km walk to help Bexley Mencap carry on with our mission to support poeple with learning disabilities and their families

You can donate on line using this link to Suzi's donation page

      
 

Bexley's Learning Disability Strategy

posted 13 Sep 2017, 02:45 by Bexley Mencap   [ updated 13 Sep 2017, 02:54 ]

Bexley's learning disability partnership board has made a video about the 2017 - 2021 Learning Disability Strategy.
You can watch it on YouTube at this address   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tst07pWkaJU

Invitation to take part in research

posted 25 Aug 2017, 07:38 by Bexley Mencap

 
Prof Rachel Forrester-Jones would like to invite you to take part in a study conducted by the University of Kent.  What is the goal of the study?
We want to know what your life has been like since you lost support. If your support has not changed, we are also interested in talking to you and your carers.  What is involved in the study?  The study involves answering questions about yourself, your social relationships and the people you know and how you are feeling.
For more information and to participate please contact Melina Malli, e-mail: M.A.Malli@kent.ac.uk Tel. number: 01227816590 or
Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones, e-mail: R.V.E.Forrester-Jones@kent.ac.uk Tel. number: 01227 82 3194 

Help us win £5000

posted 6 Feb 2017, 04:05 by Bexley Mencap

 
We have been shortlisted as one of the potential winners in Tesco's "Bags of Help" local grant scheme using the money raised from the government's 5p bag charge.  
You can vote for us in most of the Tesco stores throughout Bexley, including Tesco Express.
All you need to do is ask the cashier for a purple token and then drop it in the slot for Bexley Mencap.  The voting runs until 25 February, so don't hang about!  
Thanks for your support, we've got our fingers crossed at this end!

Housing Survey

posted 12 Oct 2016, 07:25 by Bexley Mencap   [ updated 20 Dec 2016, 01:48 ]


Lots of parent carers have been in touch with us about looking into housing for their sons and daughters. We have produced a survey to help us find out what kind of housing people are looking for and when they think they might need housing. You can access the survey here. All the personal information will be treated as confidential and for numerical purposes only unless you agree to your information being shared. There is a box to tick about this at the end of the survey.  There is an Easy Read leaflet which we produced for the Council a couple of years ago which is attached to this news item

New Draft Strategy

posted 19 Aug 2016, 06:38 by Bexley Mencap

Bexley Council Bexley Council has published for consultation its new learning disability strategy document. You can download it from our website here Its stated aim is to make sure “we have good support in the community for people with a learning disability” and it identifies three key elements to achieving this: Stay Healthy, Living My Life and Keeping Safe.  The document seeks more detailed feedback from service users on how well they are able to interact with relevant agencies in various scenarios under each of these three elements of the strategy. We will be responding to the consultation and are happy to receive comments from individuals

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