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About us

For over 50 years we have been your local independent charity supporting and campaigning for people of all ages with learning disabilities, their parents and carers.


MONDAY CLUB
MONDAY CLUB

MONDAY CLUB

At Monday Club we cook, debate, learn and most importantly have fun!

Sometimes we have special guests to join us and share information.

If you have any questions or would like to join us please contact Mencap office

01609 778894 or admin@northallertonmencap.org.uk

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Lunchables
Lunchables

Lunchables

The Lunchables is a group that meets monthly to review and eat in local restaurants and cafes in Northallerton. We usually meet on Thursdays.  We are a friendly welcoming group.

If you would like to join us one month please contact Mencap for more information.

Tel: 01609 778894 or admin@northallertonmencap.org.uk

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Drop-In
Drop-In

Drop-In

Mencap Drop In meets weekly on Wednesdays at the Goosecroft Centre.  Friends come along to meet socially and to take part in crafts, games and other activities in the morning.  In the afternoon there are organised activities such as Boccia, Bingo and Karaoke.

Lunch and other refreshments are available from the café organised as a mini enterprise and run by the local Personalised Learning Centre.

For a copy of the programme contact Mencap Tel: 01609 778894 or admin@northallertonmencap.org.uk

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GOOSECROFT ARTS
GOOSECROFT ARTS

GOOSECROFT ARTS

The group meets on Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm at Goosecroft Centre.  Our art Tutor Ruth Hawkes organises a range of art activities which change weekly.  Members of this group have produced some amazing pieces of art which can be taken home or displayed in the centre. Some of the art work follows a theme depending on seasons and such things as Learning Disability Week.

If you want to make enquires about joining this group or having a taster session please contact Mencap Tel:01609 778894 or admin@northallertonmencap.org.uk

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GOOSECROFT PICKERS
GOOSECROFT PICKERS

GOOSECROFT PICKERS

Goosecroft Pickers are people who have a learning disability and their friends and family who help with litter picking in Northallerton.  The pickers meet once a month on a Saturday morning to tidy up rubbish as a way of giving back to the community.  After a busy morning gathering rubbish they meet back at the Goosecroft Centre to have a light lunch and socialise.

If you might be interested in joining the group please contact Mencap office Tel: 01609 778894 or admin@northallertonmencap.org.uk

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Hate Crime Awareness Week

14th - 17th of October 2023

Difference? No Difference!

Join us at Northallerton Town Hall on Wednesday the 18th of October to discuss your experiences and worries about hate crime.

 

OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society staff team members are:

Sue Lear, B.E.M  Development Manager

Joelle Mitchell, Assistant Manager

Ruth Hawkins, Goosecroft Arts, Tutor

Helen Orr, Sessional Worker

We are a small but efficient and friendly staff team striving to help and support people with a learning disability who attend our many activities at the Goosecroft Centre.

OUR TRUSTEES

OUR TRUSTEES

The Society is run by a Management Committee which has a maximum of 12 members in addition to the elected officers (Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer).  There are also 3 spaces for Co-opted members.

Members serves for 1 year from The Annual General Meeting and can be re-elected.

Committee Members are drawn from individuals, parents, carers, people who have a learning disability and organisations who have an interest in learning disability issues.

HOW TO FIND US

HOW TO FIND US

The Goosecroft Centre (Northallerton
and the Dales Mencap Society)
Goosecroft Lane
Northallerton
North Yorkshire DL6 1EG

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