Our Journey & Mission

Bexley Mencap was founded in 1971 by a small group of parents. In 1990 we were gifted a large prefabricated building, the Betty Tod Centre. From here we developed our inclusive playgroup, self advocacy and family support services and masterminded our campaigns. 

The council terminated the licence for the land the centre was sited on, meaning that in 2008 the building was demolished. We moved to temporary accommodation and began the biggest project we had ever tackled – to own a Headquarters and Resource Centre. 

The acquisition and conversion of 19 Church Road, Bexleyheath marked the completion of that project. 



Our aims and objectives:

  • We will support people with learning disabilities to make choices about their lives and issues which affect them. 
  • We will support carers to carry on with their caring role.
  • We will campaign for people with learning disabilities to have the same rights and choices as everyone else.
  • We will work together with others to help us meet our objectives.
  • We will value, support and train our staff and volunteers to help us meet our goals.
  • We will operate efficiently and fairly in everything we do.