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We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic people who have at least 1 years’ experience in working with children and/or adults and have a keen interest and passion in supporting people with learning disabilities. Experience with children and adults who present with behaviour which challenges is desirable.

The next meeting of the Sutton Speak up Partnership takes place on Wednesday 31st January, 10.30 am at the Salvation Army in Sutton.

The London Borough of Sutton has launched a consultation on its policy towards the provision of transport for students with Special Educational Needs. 

A report from the partnership conference on 28th November is now available.

Our latest newsletter is available to download here. 

Could you spare some time once a month or so to join a Circle of Support and share your skills, experience and wisdom?

The London Borough of Sutton is consulting on a new draft SEND strategy.

We are very grateful to the Morrisons Foundation for their grant of £5,286 towards our Zest project.

You can help raise money for Sutton Mencap at local Co-op stores.


A partnership conference on 28th November, 10.00 am to 2.00pm at the Strawberry Lodge Conference Centre.

The Department for Transport is holding an event at the QEF mobility centre on 2nd November to get your views on transport for disabled people.

Sutton Parents Forum and Sutton College have put together a programme of workshops on Friday 27thOctober, aimed exclusively for families with children and young people with disabilities / additional needs. 

Speak Up Sutton have a programme of activities for young people and adults with a learning disability over the autumn.

Come along on Thursday 5th October and help Sutton Mencap try and raise funds for a new tricycle.

This year’s AGM will be held at Sherwood Park School on Wednesday 18th October at 7.00 pm.

Our annual Gardeners’ Question Time takes place on Monday 30th October at the Orchard Hill College, Old Town Hall, Wallington.

Sutton Mencap’s adults Halloween party takes place on Thursday 26th October. 

Cheam and Sutton Rotary are holding a fundraising dinner in support of Sutton Mencap.

It is with great sadness that we report that David Schad, a long standing trustee at Sutton Mencap, passed away on 20th August. Mavis Peart, Sutton Mencap’s chairman, has written her appreciation of David.

Sutton Mencap’s Community Link project has a range of activities for adults over the summer.

Sutton Parents Forum’s next coffee morning will look at how you can protect a disabled person using a will or trust.

Would you like to join in a fun activity group on Friday mornings?

Sutton Mencap has an exciting programme of local events lined up to celebrate Learning Disability Week.

The next theatre production, featuring an opening act from the Malookoo dance group, takes place on Saturday 10th June.


Orchard Hill college have places available for their Into Work and Traineeship courses, starting in September 2017.  


Sutton Carers Centre has a varied programme of activities for Carers Week.


Do you have a learning disability and love to dance? Are you looking for a fun leisure activity to do?

Speak Up Sutton are holding a party and disco on Sunday 21st May, 7.30 to 10.30pm at Sutton United Football Club.

Did you know that you can get specialist support with eye tests in Sutton?

Sutton Mencap is working in partnership with the Salvation Army in Sutton to hold a joint film show on Friday 7th April , 1.30 to 3.30.

Come along to our joint event with Royal Mencap on Wednesday 5th April.

South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust have organised a 3 part course in understanding autism.

Sutton Mencap’s Community Link service has a set up a new swimming group for alternate Thursday mornings.

The largest study about the health and care of people with a learning disability has been published by NHS Digital.

Speak Up Sutton are holding an open meeting on 1st March at 12.30 at the Holy Trinity Church in Wallington.

Sutton Mencap’s Community Link project is holding two workshops aimed at supporting people with a learning disability to use electronic communication.

Our celebration of Chinese New Year takes place on Tuesday 14th February, 11.00 to 1.00pm.

Our Valentines Ball for adults takes place on Thursday 16th February, 7.30pm.

The next meeting of the Speak Up Partnership will be on 25th January, 10.00 am at Granfers Community Centre.

University College London are keen to find out about people’s experiences and perceptions of giving care to a family member who has a learning disability.

The Crystal Palace Foundation run a number of sports projects for people with a learning disability.

This workshop organised Sutton Parents Forum, Citizen’s Advice Sutton and the London Borough of Sutton will look at welfare benefit entitlements for disabled young people approaching adulthood.

Sutton Mencap will be launching a new Adult Support Network, with the first meeting taking place on 1st February 2017.

Mencap have launched a new online community for parents and family carers, called FamilyHub.

Orchard Hill College re holding their Christmas disco at the Old Town Hall Wallington on 7th December.

Better ice is a new scheme starting on Friday 18th November.

Speak Up Sutton will be holding a special follow up meeting to look at the provision of support work in Sutton.

Free flu jabs


People with a learning disability and their carers and supporter are entitled to a free flu jab this winter.

Roundabout are running a programme of dramatherapy workshops in Sutton.

We are holding a coffee morning for parents on Wednesday 14th December, 10.00am to 12.00 at 8 Stanley Park Road.

Sutton Police are asking local groups to warn residents about a scam involving bank cards.

Following a successful conference during the Summer, Healthtwatch Sutton’s report on the quality of support work is now available.

Sutton Mencap has been carrying out a major programme of work aimed at improving the reporting of crime by people with a learning disability.