Bath Mencap Society is a local charity supporting people with learning disabilities and their families and carers in Bath and North East Somerset. We aim to improve the lives of those with a learning disability through education and social activities.
We believe everyone with a learning disability should be able to access the same social and leisure activities as their peers, in a safe and relaxed environment, and live fulfilling lives where they are valued equally.
We currently provide valuable social activities for adults, 16-25 year olds and for under 16s through our Junior Gateway Club.
Adult activities include ten pin bowling, yoga, meeting for a Sunday lunch cooking session and a quarterly night club at Komedia, Uproar, Bath’s first club night exclusively for adults with learning disabilities, their families, carers and friends.
Junior Gateway runs an active programme of activities including sports, arts, crafts, bowling, cinema, quizzes, music, dance.
The 16+ Club has been designed to bridge the gap between the two groups with the aim of giving young people with additional needs the confidence to meet with their friends a social environment and to thrive when in busy public spaces. Activities include colouring, gaming, pool, garden games and board games.
Bath Mencap’s goal is to continue to support all local people with learning disabilities and provide opportunities to make the most of their lives – to get a little more independence, to build friendships, and to take part in exciting activities and new experiences.
Bath Mencap is affiliated to, but not funded by, National Mencap. As a registered charity, running since 1964, we rely entirely on grants, donations and fundraising, as we receive no statutory funding.