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Do you love 80s films and TV. Why not come along on to the Church of the Good Shepherd on Tuesday 19th February for 80s themed games and fun.

London’s largest accessible transport event, hosted by Transport for London is coming to ExCeL London on 19 March.

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

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

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

Carew Academy are holding their summer festival on 14th July.

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

Our ever popular 10 week cookery programme starts again in September.

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

The Soul Symphony Choir presents an evening of uplifting music at St Francis’ Church, South Croydon.

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.

A huge thank you to the Co-op Local Community Team for so far raising £2,374.76. Now we need your help to raise even more…

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

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.

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

DSActive and the Downs Syndrome Association have set up an athletics programme in Morden for the summer holidays.

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.

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

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


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. 

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

Free flu jabs


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

Huge thanks to Nyree Hands-Heart, a member of our children’s services staff, who is running the Richmond half marathon in July in aid of Sutton Mencap.

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

Healthwatch Sutton are looking for people to carry out some data entry work on a temporary basis.

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

Healthwatch Sutton have launched a new way to feedback your thoughts and awareness of services in Sutton.

Many thanks to the Toyota Fund for a Better Tomorrow for funding towards our Art Café.

The NHS wants to hear people’s views on Epsom and St Helier Hospitals.

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

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

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

Advocacy for All are recruiting a Young People’s Supporter to develop their young people’s participation group in Sutton.

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

Learning Disability Week starts on 18th June and Sutton Mencap and partners have a packed programme of local activities.

To mark National Hate Crime Week Sutton CVS and partners are holding this half-day conference to tackle hate crime.

To mark international autism awareness week, this drop in is aimed at anyone who wants to find out more about autism.

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

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

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

A new social club is due to launch in January for people with a learning disability aged 18 to 35.

NHS England want your views on the records they keep for people with a learning disability.

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

Our AGM takes place on Wednesday 10th October, 7.00pm at Sherwood Park School.

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

Kings College London are looking for participants aged 16-20 for a research project looking at the impact of drumming on brain connections.

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

Roundabout are running a programme of dramatherapy workshops in Sutton.

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

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

We are delighted to announce that Sainsbury’s local on Stanley Park Road has chosen Sutton Mencap as their charity of the year.

This year’s Christmas Grotto takes place on Saturday 15th December, between 10.30 and 3.00pm.

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


The next meeting of the Sutton Speak up Partnership takes place on 12th September.

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

The next meeting of the Sutton Speak up Partnership will take place on 18th April at the Salvation Army Sutton.

The next Speak Up Sutton meeting is set for Wednesday 30th January, 11.00 to 1.00pm at the Salvation Army in Sutton.

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

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

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

Join Speak up Sutton at the Bad Apple club in Croydon on Friday 8th June.

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

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

We are delighted to have achieved the PQASSO Quality Mark award which recognises our excellent work as a voluntary organisation.

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

Come and join us in Beddington Park on Monday 2nd April for our Easter Egg Hunt at the Pavilion Café in Beddington Park.

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. 

Sutton Mencap is launching a brand new appeal to raise £15,000 towards a replacement minibus.

The latest Sutton Mencap newsletter is new available.

Our ever popular annual quiz night takes place at Carew Academy.

  • Saturday 11th May 7.00pm for 7.30pm prompt start
  • Location: Carew Academy, Church Road, Wallington
  • Tickets: £10
  • Includes fish and chips - bring your own drinks!

Our latest newsletter is available to download here. 

Sutton Mencap’s Trustee Board have been working hard on developing their priorities for the next five years. Now they would like to hear your views.

Sutton Mencap’s Summer Barbecue takes place at 8 Stanley Park Road on 17th June, from 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

Get dressed up and party the night away with Sutton Mencap on Thursday 14th February at Carshalton Social Club.

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

This year’s information day takes place at the Phoenix Centre in Wallington.

Sutton Parents Forum have a full day of information, help and advice to families with children and young people of all ages with additional needs and/ or disabilities.

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

Sutton Parents Forum wants to hear your views on a range of issues affecting disabled children and young people and their families.

Sutton Parents Forum are working with Adapt to Learn to deliver a two part training course on understanding behaviour…

The Police are holding an open day at Sutton Police Station on Sunday 23rd September.

Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group and the London Borough of Sutton are inviting comments on Sutton’s Joint Carers Strategy and delivery plan, which sets out their commitment to carers over the next four years.

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

It’s national Learning Disability Week and this year’s campaign is all about healthcare.

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.

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

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

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.

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


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

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