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Developing new and beneficial skills

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Meg Munn MP visited Sheffield Mencap to hear about how they are supporting people with learning disabilities and their carers. Gareth Hope, the Development Manager, showed Meg around their project and she met many of the day service users.

Mencap’s day services enable adults with learning difficulties to develop new and beneficial skills through meaningful daytime activities. They include drama, cooking and creative writing groups. The creative writing group now even have their own series of short stories published, which Meg was delighted to purchase.

Meg was interested to hear about Mencap’s ‘Sharing Caring’ project which, through regular groups and specialist information sessions, supports families in their caring role. Despite the clear positive feeling, Gareth also explained that due to the recent cuts in social care funding there is real concern for many of their services.

Meg said:

“Sheffield Mencap is a fantastic organisation which plays a valuable role in supporting vulnerable people. I really enjoyed seeing the different services on offer which were not only fun, but teach people valuable skills and help them to develop.

Although I have no doubt that there are challenging times ahead, it is essential that we continue to support organisations like Mencap so that they can continue to improve the quality of life for people with a learning disability and their families.”

Further information: http://www.sheffieldmencap.org.uk/

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Meg with the creative writing group

Meg with the creative writing group

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