Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity, working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers. St Albans Mencap was formed over fifty years ago in 1951 and has over 200 members in the St Albans area. It has developed an organisational structure, which ensures people’s views are effectively heard and the needs of people with a learning disability and their families and carers are properly supported.
We aim to increase public awareness and understanding of the problems that children and adults with a learning disability face and at the same time to help and advise their parents and carers. The Society believes that everyone is unique and deserves the chance to reach out and create their own future. St Albans Mencap wants to enable people to look at their options, make choices and support them in their chosen lifestyle. Consequently we try to offer opportunities for everyone and are constantly looking to increase and improve our service provision.
St Albans Mencap is a prominent local campaigner for fairer and better services for people with learning disabilities. It organises events throughout the year to allow people with a learning disability to socialise in a positive, supportive environment and to let parents meet others who have shared similar experiences.