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About Manx Mencap

Manx Mencap was established in 1968 and is a long-standing charity dedicated to the support and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities. We are dedicated to improving opportunities and health outcomes for our community. We support our members in achieving their goals, maintaining their wellbeing, and becoming active members of their local communities.

Our Community Partners


Liaise with our community to identify ongoing and changing gaps in provision in order that we may offer support where possible.

Started to facilitate a year-round programme for pre-school and school-age children, including music, movement, and dance, and indoor soft play sessions.

Partner with the IOM Arts Council to access their subsidised ticket scheme for DESC-sponsored shows and events on behalf of our member families, making the arts truly accessible.

Provide and facilitate social, recreational and health-outcome based activities for adults with learning disabilities, including arts and crafts, sound therapy, Paracise, and outdoor activities.

Offer year-round school holiday activity schemes, including a varied range of accessible activities (animal therapy, Lego club, outdoor adventure playtime, carriage driving, sensory swim sessions, indoor soft play sessions, sailing, playground meet-ups.)

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