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Children's Summer Holiday Scheme (360G-EssexCF-A441523)

To help run a Play and Activity Respite Scheme during the Summer Holidays for children aged 5-19 years who require specialist support

£7,632

10 May 2017

Grant details
Amount Applied For 9563
Amount Awarded 7632
Award Date 2017-05-10T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E01021350
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type LSOA
Beneficiary Location: Name Braintree 009A
Grant Programme: Code 2016/17
Grant Programme: Title Multiple Funding
Impact Category Promote reduction of isolation and disadvantage and access to local services
Last Modified 2018-08-09T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 2
Planned Dates: End Date 2017-09-04T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2017-07-24T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group Children (5 – 12)
Primary beneficiary People with learning difficulties
Primary ethnicity All Ethnicities
Primary issue Disability and Access issues
Recipient Org: Charity Number 237956
Recipient Org: Description Braintree District Mencap Society was formed in 1955 to help people with a learning disability and their families. Braintree District Mencap Society wants a world where people with a learning disability and their families are valued, listened to, treated equally and included, with the opportunity to make independent choice to fulfil their ambitions with regards to what they want to do and achieve. Our Values Inclusive – People with a learning disability and their families are at the heart of all we do Trustworthy – We try not to let people down Caring – We treat everyone with respect and kindness Challenging – If we see things that aren’t right we will campaign until we see real change Positive – We never stop believing in a better future and we celebrate what we are proud of now. Braintree Mencap has over 200 members with a learning disability and they have a wide range of additional needs. These include speech and language difficulties, epilepsy, Downs Syndrome, autistic spectrum, Aspergers, physical and learning difficulties and life limiting conditions. These are people who cannot access mainstream educational, leisure and sporting activities without our support. Having talked to our members of all ages is apparent that they only want to enjoy the same opportunities that everyone else accesses so easily. They can do so, with a little bit of specialist support and help. Royal Mencap research shows that adults with a learning disability spend on average less than one hour a day outside their home. We want to empower and encourage people with a learning disability to be an active part of their communities and work to make this happen in our district from a young age. In the past year we have: held 448 activities to build confidence and self esteem delivered 266 educational classes for people with a learning disability offered 18 trips and outings that our members have requested held 76 cookery classes for adults organised 3 family fun activities in our Children’s Service Children with a learning disability have 78 enjoyed sessions 10 Self Advocacy meeting have given our member with a learning disability a voice in our community provided 169 evening social groups and 258 activities have taken place in our local community 246 physical exercise sessions have either been provided by Braintree Mencap of in partnership with other service providers Braintree Mencap has sent 14 information updates in the form of Link, Essex Mencap News and e-newsletters. answered 65 helpline enquiries and provided the support that people with a learning disability and their parents or carers need. Braintree Mencap works hard to banish social isolation for young adults with a learning disability through the provision of social clubs and activity groups and we actively listen to people with a learning disability and their families to find out what they would like to do and where there are not the services and activities that they would like.
Recipient Org: Web Address http://www.braintreemencap.org.uk
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