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A Chatter & Natter table is coming to Duke's Cafe

Published June 1st 2018

From Tuesday, June 12th Duke's Cafe at The Wellington Centre will have a Chatter Natter Table.

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Congratulations Love Andover Radio

Published April 23rd 2018

We were invited to celebrate the launch of Love Andover Radio 95.9 FM

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Brilliant Drama group is taking part in its first festival performance.

Published March 29th 2018

How a wonderful learning difficulties drama group has grown to become major performers in Andover Town.

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#What I bring to my community on World Down Syndrome Day

Published March 20th 2018

Wednesday, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. They are asking every person with Down's syndrome to tell the world 'what you bring to your community.' One young man, Jonathon Hall, brought something very precious to his community. He brought change, but not only change but dignity, choice and independence for many learning disabled adults.

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Tasty Tea Break Treats for Purple day

Published March 16th 2018

On March 23rd, Victoria Cheshire, volunteer at Andover and District Mencap, is holding a purple tea break at The Wellington Centre to raise awareness for 'Purple day.' You can pop into Room 1 between 10 and 1 for a cup of tea, a purple cupcake and a nice break.

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10 tips for walking in snow

Published February 28th 2018

Nicknamed the Beast from the East, Siberia has sent us a late winter present of snow. Temperatures have dropped to -6 degrees in some places and here are our tips for our support workers and clients about travelling around in the snow.

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Let's celebrate International Wheelchair day!

Published February 28th 2018

International Wheel Chair (IWD) day was founded by Wheelchair Steve Wilkinson. It is now 10 years old and is celebrated Internationally. The day was first launched in 2008, and now celebrations have taken place in Australia, Nepal, Senegal, South Africa, Bangladesh, Pakistan, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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Andover and District Mencap are celebrating love.

Published February 13th 2018

We want to provide a way, our clients and supporters can say thank you to everyone they hold dear.

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Andover and District Mencap support Autism Sunday

Published February 6th 2018

Andover and District Mencap calling Andovers faith community to join in a day of prayer for people on the Autistic spectrum on Autism Sunday 11th of February.

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Council Tax: Discount Disregard for Carers

Published January 29th 2018

Many people may not be aware that they can reduce their Council Tax if they care for an adult over 18

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Brilliant Blue Monday at Andover & District Mencap

Published January 15th 2018

Blue Monday is traditionally the 3rd Monday in January. It's creator Dr Cliff Arnall says he intended phrase to inspire people to take action and make bold life decisions however its taken on a negative connotation. A lot of people associate Blue Monday with depression and feeling blue.

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The Co-op picks Andover and District Mencap to be one of its local charities

Published December 4th 2017

The Co-op has choosen Andover and District Mencap (ADM) as one of its local charitites.

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Donate your Christmas card money to Andover and District Mencap.

Published November 23rd 2017

Christmas cards are on the decline with 49% of the British population preferring to send holiday greetings online. In the office and at local companies, however, cards are still a preferred way to mark special occasions. At Christmas big company sections often choose to donate the money their staff would spend on Christmas cards. This saves on embarrassment and for some cuts out the middleman.

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New Ambassadors announced for Andover and District Mencap

Published November 21st 2017

Andover and District Mencap are proud and excited to announce that we have two New Ambassadors.

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Shining Stars awards 2017

Published November 14th 2017

The Shining Star awards are a way for everyone in Andover and District Mencap (ADM) to get involved to help us celebrate those individuals who go above and beyond! Our Shining Star awards recognize the individuals that really make a difference. On October 15th we announced this year's recipients.

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Employment and Support Allowance and Prescription Charges-benefit advice

Published October 31st 2017

Recently we have received a number of enquiries and concerns about learning disabled people who have been issued with a fine because they have been told that they are not exempt from healthcare charges such as prescription costs, dental and eye care charges. Obviously, there is confusion as the people concerned are on benefits and have assumed that they are exempt from charges.

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Andover man Mark Goodson wins Purple Leaf award for his role in Grenfell fire.

Published October 23rd 2017

On Tuesday 18th, Mark Goodson, was awarded the Purple leaf award by Andover and District Mencap.

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There are changes we will be talking about at the AGM.

Published October 17th 2017

In 2012 the members and Trustees of Andover and District Mencap (ADM) voted to change the name of the organisation. This decision followed discussions in relation to Royal Mencap’s planned partnership agreement and the desire of the organisation to keep its own identity and build upon its work within Andover and the surrounding district.

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Why become a member of Andover and District Mencap

Published October 13th 2017

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.

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Andover and District Mencap have won a free Mini bus from Abacus vehicle hire

Published October 6th 2017

Mencap have been picked from over 150 companies by Abacus Vehicle hire, Andover to win a 17 seater mini-bus

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The Main Event better than before

Published October 4th 2017

The Main Event was a fantastic night organised by Councillor Iris Andersen and owner of ‘Let Me Drive You’ chauffeur service, Christopher Jackson.

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Trustees Required

Published September 20th 2017

We are looking for people who would like to make a difference to those with learning disabilities.

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Sleep In Crisis

Published August 11th 2017

Government changes to 'sleep-in' payments are threatening to take away vital support from thousands of disabled people. This support allows them to live a safe and independent life in the community. The care sector has been landed with a massive £400 million bill and many providers now face bankruptcy. This could mean the end of social care as we know it. The Government are being asked to urgently commit to paying this bill as the sector cannot afford it. Government caused this problem only they can fix it.

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Andover and District Mencap's Shining Stars

Published August 11th 2017

Our annual awards to celebrate the achievements of our staff team.

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Armed Forces Day

Published June 26th 2017

Andover and District Mencap support LoveAndover in celebrating Armed Forces Day 2017

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Charity Golf Day

Published June 13th 2017

Love golf? Do you want to play more over the summer? Want to do something good for charity? Well look no further... Put together a team of 4 and come and join us on Friday 14th July at Dummer Golf Club for our second charity golf day to help raise funds for ADM's Stephen's Ark appeal.

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Digital Marketing Officer Role (Temp)

Published June 12th 2017

We have a new exciting opportunity, not to be missed! At Andover & District Mencap we are currently looking for a Digital Marketing Officer to come and join our team. You will join us on a temporary basis over the summer and receive a competitive wage of up to £420 per week (hours negotiable)

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Screwfix Foundation Donate £5000

Published June 1st 2017

Screwfix Foundation to Donate £5000 to help refurbish an Andover and District Mencap property that provides accommodation to adults with learning disabilities.

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Stephen's Ark

Published May 22nd 2017

This year, we are undertaking a huge project in moving our children's respite facility Stephen's Ark. By moving Stephen's Ark to a new location, we can make it even more accessible, enabling more families and carers of children and young people with severe and profound learning disabilities to access the services we provide.

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ADM Golf Day

Published May 19th 2017

Join us for our annual charity golf day raising funds for our children's respite home - Stephen's Ark. Key Information: Date: Friday 14th July 2017 Time: Arrival 11 am. First Tee 13.04pm Venue: Dummer Golf Club, Down Street, Dummer, Hampshire. RG25 2AD Cost: £50 per person, Teams will be made up of 4 players (£200 per team) Format: Texas Scramble

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Saints Foundation Charity of Choice

Published May 18th 2017

We are proud to announce that throughout the 2016/17 football season, the Saints Foundation, on behalf of Southampton Football Club, have selected us as one of 5 charities to receive exclusive support with our fundraising efforts.

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Andover and District Mencap

Enabling Choice & Independence

The Wellington Centre

Winchester Rd, Andover
Hampshire, SP10 2EG

AndoverMencap
@AndoverMencap

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 17.00

General enquiries:

01264 321840
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