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Membership Information

Being a local independent charity, we rely heavily on the support of the local community to carry on providing clubs and activities, welfare support and campaigning issues on your behalf. By becoming a member you are helping to secure Andover and District Mencap’s future.

We have developed a 3 tier membership for you to consider.

TIERS OF MEMBERSHIP


a) Basic Membership - FREE

  1. This is automatically given to those with a learning disability who are involved with ADM. It entitles basic members to access all of ADM’s services and facilities as beneficiaries under the objects of the organisation.
  2. This membership has no voting rights at any Annual General Meeting (AGM) or Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).
  3. This membership is free.

b) Full Membership - £20 per person

  1. Applicants must live within the identified boundary of ADM
  2. This is open to any person meeting the above criteria including those with a learning disability.
  3. This membership has full voting rights at any Annual General Meeting (AGM) or Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to those full members over the age of 18.
  4. All members of the Board of Trustees must hold a full membership.
  5. Employees cannot be full members of ADM, as stated in the Articles of Association and Memorandum.

c) Supporter Membership - £10 per person

  1. Supporters can be anyone wishing to support the aims and activities of ADM (including Members of Staff).
  2. This membership has no voting rights at any Annual General Meeting (AGM) or Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

By becoming a member, you are supporting the work aims, and activities of ADM and offers you the opportunity to influence the work, aims and activities of ADM by:

  1. Attending AGM’s and EGM’s. (Voting rights for full members)
  2. Full Members can apply to become Members of the Board of Trustees (subject to the application process), unless otherwise stated in the Articles of Association and Memorandum i.e. Members of Staff.
  3. Involving yourself in feedback via Forums, charitable activities or by contacting ADM, by phone, email or letter.
  4. Will receive regular updates of our work and activities including issues relating to learning disabilities and carers issues.
  5. Will be encouraged to volunteer and participate in activities or fundraising.
  6. May be asked to help with campaigning on learning disability and carers issues i.e. writing letters to MP, online petitions etc.
  7. Have the opportunity to become one of three annually elected Community Ambassadors and represent ADM in the community.

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

a) Full members and Supporter Members must complete an application form.

b) Records will be kept in line with the legal requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) this may require a renewal form on an annual basis to comply. We would ask you complete these forms as we are not allowed to keep your information without your permission.

Membership forms can be downloaded HERE

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP

a) Payment Method

  1. The preferred method is by standing order or direct debit.
  2. This is payable in April annually.
  3. Those joining for the first-time midyear shall pay pro rata and commence full rate membership in the following April.
  4. The Application Form includes GDPR and Gift Aid information.

b) Members must support the objectives of Andover and District Mencap.

c) Members must provide correct contact details in the required format to the membership secretary and update ADM with any changes to their contact details.

d) Members must pay fees for any services offered by ADM at the required time.

e) Members must adhere to any rules/guidelines for conduct during attendance at any services provided or events run by ADM.

f) Access to advice and advocacy is strictly reserved to parents/carers and those who have a learning disability.

g) ADM reserves the right to review membership charges on a yearly basis.

h) Members can cancel their membership at any time.

i) The Board reserves the right to refuse or revoke any membership.

We welcome your membership forms for the 2019-2020 membership year.

Please contact us on [email protected] for a membership form or more information.