About Sutton Mencap

This page tells you about Sutton Mencap’s history

The organisation has grown a lot since it started

We now work with 200 adults and 80 children

Sutton Mencap is a registered charity which supports local people with a learning disability.  We were set up by parent and carers of children with a learning disability in the 1950's and to begin with the charity was run entirely by volunteers who ran holiday clubs and carried out local campaigning and awareness raising.

Over the years the organisation has developed considerably and we are now the main provider of specialist leisure services in Sutton, supporting around 200 adults and 80 children and young people with a learning disability.  Our services enable people to learn new skills, develop friendships and have fun.